COMING SOON FROM OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS Law, Values and Practice in Mental

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COMING SOON FROM
OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
NEW Law, Values and
Practice in Mental
Health Nursing
A Handbook
Toby Williamson and Rowena Daw
Mental Health Foundation, UK; Lawyer, UK
“I welcome this book as its integration of values based practice
and legislation into the complex world of decision making in
mental health services clarifies many issues. This book is sure
to become essential reading for students of mental health
nursing.”
Ian Hulatt, Mental Health Advisor, Royal College of Nursing UK
Mental health nurses need to work within the law to ensure
good, legal care for their patients, while at the same time being
guided by appropriate values. This practical handbook for mental
health nurses offers an accessible and invaluable guide to mental
health law and values based practice.
Written in an accessible and friendly way, the book covers the
different stages of mental healthcare delivery in a range of
healthcare settings. The book includes guidance on:
Table of Contents
Introduction
Part one: The law, values and ethics
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Human Rights Act and the Equality Act
The revised Mental Health Act 1983
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Nursing ethics and values-based practice
Part two: Practice
Working with people living in the community
Admitting people into hospital
Caring for and treating people in hospital
People leaving hospital
Working with people living in care homes
Working with children and young people
Appendix
Decision matrix for using the MCA, the MHA and
DoLS
Useful resources
Bibliography
Index
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The Human Rights Act
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Deprivation of Liberty safeguards
The revised Mental Health Act
Admitting people to hospital
Discharging people into the community
Working with those in care homes
Working with children and young people
The chapters include case studies based on real life, to show how
nurses can deal with complex and daunting scenarios in practice.
The book includes clear explanations of all relevant legislation as
well as step-by-step guidance on how to deal with situations
where mental health law applies.
This book is suitable for those preparing to qualify as well as
those already qualified and working in a range of healthcare
settings. An essential text, this book will empower nurses to
practise with confidence.
Paperback £23.99
April 2013 216pp
ISBN: 978-0-335-24501-7
eBook ISBN: 978-0-335-24502-4
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