TITLE

Detaining dangerous people with mental disorders

AUTHOR(S)
Birmingham, Luke
PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/6/2002, Vol. 325 Issue 7354, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Focuses on the draft of a mental health bill in Great Britain that introduces a legal framework for the compulsory treatment of people with mental disorders in hospitals and in the community. Discussion of the procedure for compulsion, protection of patient rights, the definition of mental disorder, and treatment without consent; Distinctions for patients who pose substantial risk to others and for patients concerned in criminal proceedings; Safeguards in the bill, including right of appeal.
ACCESSION #
6956708

 

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