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Title Mental illness, discrimination, and the law : fighting for social justice / Felicity Callard [and others]
Published Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (648 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Using the law in the fight for social justice; 1.2 Whom are we addressing?; 1.3 The history of this book; 1.4 How the book has been organised; 1.5 Terms used to describe mental health problems; 1.6 Our authorial voice(s); Chapter 2: Principles and Concepts; 2.1 The tension between advancing the rights of people with mental health problems and attitudes in society; 2.2 Law relating to people with mental health problems: the historical context; 2.3 Discrimination; 2.4 General versus specific law
10.4 The nature and quality of the investigationChapter 11: Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental Illness; 11.1 Public health approaches to promotion and prevention; 11.2 UNCRPD in relation to mental health promotion and mental illness prevention; 11.3 Examples of legislation; 11.4 Other legislation to promote mental health and prevent mental illness; Chapter 12: Implementation and Enforcement; 12.1 Implementation plans and policies; 12.2 Participation: professional groups, service user organisations and carer organisations; 12.3 Inspections and visitation; 12.4 Hearings
2.5 Importance of enforcement2.6 Social model of disability; 2.7 Capacity and competence; 2.8 Human rights; 2.9 Stigma, discrimination and 'structural violence'; 2.10 Social justice; 2.11 What comes next?; Chapter 3: Civil and Political Participation; 3.1 Voting; 3.2 Jury service; 3.3 Measures intended to optimise civil and political participation; Chapter 4: Legal Capacity, Decision-making, Discriminatory Statutes and Practice; 4.1 Guardianship and the legal right to make decisions; 4.2 Discriminatory statutes and practice; Chapter 5: Work and the Workplace
5.1 Mental health problems and labour force participation5.2 Intellectual disabilities and labour force participation; 5.3 Employment disability legislation; Chapter 6: Education; 6.1 United Nations Covenants and examples of country-based legislation; Chapter 7: Housing; 7.1 Discrimination in housing; 7.2 Examples of legislation; 7.3 Community living; Chapter 8: Social Security and Social Protection; 8.1 What are social security and social protection?; 8.2 Social security and social protection for people with mental health problems
8.3 Elements of social protection/social services legislation8.4 Implementation challenges; 8.5 Examples of legislation; Chapter 9: Health, Health Care and the Right to Health; 9.1 Inferior access to mental health care; 9.2 Excess rates of co-morbidity and mortality; 9.3 'Diagnostic overshadowing' and 'treatment overshadowing'; 9.4 The right to health; 9.5 Examples of legislation; Chapter 10: Protection Against Abuse and Research Involving Vulnerable Populations; 10.1 General considerations in research; 10.2 The nature of vulnerability; 10.3 Protection and remedies
Summary This book describes clearly how legislation can be used to advance the rights and entitlements of people with mental health problems. Straightforward and practical, it provides useful information on how to address disabilities so these people may enjoy full citizenship. It presents the key issues succinctly and illustrates these with legislative examples from around the world. This book documents the role that law can play, at all levels, in combating such discrimination and abuse
Notes 12.5 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)
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Subject Discrimination against the mentally ill -- Law and legislation.
Mental health laws.
Form Electronic book
Author Arboleda-Fl?rez, Julio
Bartlett, Peter.
Callard, Felicity.
Helmchen, H. (Hanfried)
Sartorius, N.
Stuart, Heather.
Taborda, Jos & eacute
Thornicroft, Graham.
ISBN 1119945348 (electronic bk.)
9781119945345 (electronic bk.)