Mental health and human rights : vision, praxis, and courage /

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Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Oxford, U. K. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Description:xxvii, 704 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject:Mental health laws.
People with mental disabilities.
Human rights.
Human rights.
Mental health laws.
People with mental disabilities.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Dudley, Michael, 1953 October 16-
Silove, Derrick, 1951-
Gale, Fran.
ISBN:9780199213962 (hbk.)
0199213968 (hbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • Contributors
  • Tables, Boxes, and Figures
  • A Personal Testament
  • Mental Health, Human Rights, and their Relationship: An Introduction
  • Part 1. Overarching Conceptual Issues
  • Introduction: Overarching conceptual issues
  • 1. Human Rights Development: Provenance, Ambit, and Effect
  • 2. Mental Health and Illness as Human Rights Issues: Philosophical, Historical, and Social Perspectives and Controversies
  • 3. Mental Health Law and Human Rights: Evolution and Contemporary Challenges
  • 4. Culture and Context in Human Rights
  • 5. Stigma and Discrimination: Critical Human Rights Issues for Mental Health
  • 6. Genes, Biology, Mental Health, and Human Rights: The Effects of Traumatic Stress as a Case Example
  • 7. Race Equality in Mental Health
  • 8. Mental Health Economics, Mental Health Policies, and Human Rights
  • 9. HIV, Mental Health, and Human Rights
  • 10. Universal Legal Capacity as a Universal Human Right
  • Commentary 1. Thinking about Human Rights
  • Commentary 2. Global Mental Health and Social Justice
  • Part 2. Human Rights Abuses, Psychiatry, Nation States, and Markets
  • Introduction: Human Rights Abuses, Mental Health, Nation States, and Markets
  • 11. Through a Glass, Darkly: Nazi Era Illuminations of Psychiatry, Human Rights, and Rights Violations
  • 12. The Abuse of Psychiatry for Political Purposes
  • 13. Descent into the Dark Ages: Torture and its Perceived Legitimacy in Contemporary Times
  • 14. Medicine, Mental Health, and Capital Punishment
  • 15. Mental Health and Human Rights in Secure Settings
  • 16. The Human Rights of People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: Can Conflicts between Dominant and Non-Dominant Paradigms be Reconciled?
  • 17. Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape: A Framework Proposal for the Comprehension and Prevention of Health Professionals' Complicity in Detainee Abuse
  • Commentary 3. Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: A Human Rights Issue?
  • 18. Psychiatrists and the Pharmaceutical Industry: On the Ethics of a Complex Relationship
  • Commentary 4. Protecting the Human Rights of People with Mental Illnesses: A Call to Action for Global Mental Health
  • Commentary 5. Detained, Diagnosed, and Discharged: Human Rights and the Lived Experience of Mental Illness in New South Wales, Australia
  • Part 3. Some Vulnerable Groups
  • Introduction: Some Vulnerable Groups
  • 19. Civilian Populations Affected by Conflict and Displacement: Mental Health and the Human Rights Imperative
  • 20. Child and Adolescent Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia: The Ethics of Exposing Children to Suffering to Achieve Social Outcomes
  • 21. Human Rights and Women's Mental Health
  • 22. Trafficking, Mental Health, and Human Rights
  • 23. Women's Bodies, Sexualities, and Human Rights
  • 24. Human Rights, Health, and Indigenous Australians
  • 25. Human Rights for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • 26. Missing Voices: Speaking up for the Rights of Children and Adolescents with Disabilities
  • 27. The Mental Health and Rights of Mentally Ill Older People
  • 28. Sex and Gender: Biology, Culture, and the Expression of Gender
  • 29. The Rights of Individuals Treated for Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Addiction
  • Commentary 6. The Veil of Silence: Human Rights and Suicide
  • Part 4. Protection of Mental Health: Current Provisions and How They may be Strengthened
  • Introduction: Protection of Mental Health: Current Provisions and How They may be Strengthened
  • 30. Protecting the Rights of the Mentally Ill in Poorly Resourced Settings: Experiences from Four African Countries
  • 31. Human Rights Standards Relevant to Mental Health and How They can be Made More Effective
  • 32. The Role of World Associations and the United Nations
  • 33. Whose Voices Should Be Heard? The Role of Mental Health Consumers, Psychiatric Survivors, and Families
  • Commentary 7: The Right to Health
  • 34. The Right to Participation of People with Mental Disabilities in Legal and Policy Reforms
  • 35. Human Rights in the Real World: Exploring Best Practice Research in a Mental Health Context
  • 36. Reflections from a Mother-Infant Intervention: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Research Collaboration
  • 37. Can Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Act as a Human Rights Intervention for Consumers Experiencing Severe Mental Disorder?
  • 38. Promoting a Just Society and Preventing Human Rights Violations: A Post-Nuremberg Inheritance for the Helping Professions
  • Part 5. Towards the Future
  • Afterword: Global Mental Health and Human Rights: Barriers and Opportunities
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index