By Felicity Callard, Norman Sartorius, Julio Arboleda-Flórez, Peter Bartlett, Hanfried Helmchen, Heather Stuart, José Taborda, Graham Thornicroft
This publication describes essentially how laws can be utilized to strengthen the rights and entitlements of individuals with psychological illnesses. simple and functional, it offers helpful info on tips to handle disabilities so those humans could get pleasure from complete citizenship. It offers the main matters succinctly and illustrates those with legislative examples from all over the world. This publication files the function that legislations can play, in any respect degrees, in struggling with such discrimination and abuse
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6 Our authorial voice(s) The book has been written by a number of authors who are differently located within the complex terrain of mental health and human rights. The authors’ expertise includes mental health law, psychiatry, sociology, stigma and discrimination, service user research, epidemiology and sociolegal studies. There were, unsurprisingly, differences in terms of how authors approached the conceptual, legal, practical and political issues addressed by the book, and lively discussions and differences of opinion in the course of drafting some of the content.
Psychiatrists realised that the self-deﬁned interest of the patient was not necessarily identical with what the psychiatrist thought to be in the patient’s best interests. The move from an emphasis on the protection of society from people with mental illness towards the protection of the rights of people with mental illness within the framework of ‘patient-oriented medicine’ is still ongoing and is supported by legal regulations. The emphasis on protection is gradually being replaced within psychiatry by the emphasis on helping the individual to overcome his or her illness (or at least to live with it as well as possible) and, in that way, minimising the risks associated with the mental illness while also empowering the individual.
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Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law: Fighting for Social Justice by Felicity Callard, Norman Sartorius, Julio Arboleda-Flórez, Peter Bartlett, Hanfried Helmchen, Heather Stuart, José Taborda, Graham Thornicroft