Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law for Social Workers
Many social work students find the study of mental health legislation a complex and at times challenging process. Acts of law can seem irrelevant and far-removed from everyday practice and the person-centred approach that many social workers take. This book introduces students to the fundamental principles of mental health law and how they can be applied to everyday practice. There are clear introductions to key Acts such as the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act as well as the relevant Codes of Practice. These introductions, applied to social work case examples from practice, make this book a perfect key text for the social work law module. Students will see that mental health law doesn't exist in a vacuum and instead develops and evolves through constant interaction with the fundamental principles of sound social work practice.
Very useful book that help social work students links mental health and mental capacity and identify how to link these to practice.
This is a clear and concise book which clearly sets out mental capacity law which can be a difficult topic.
A well set out book that is a supplement for those students choosing a mental health module
A clear and comprehensive account of a potentiallly complex and confusing - yet necessary - area of law for socal work students.
This book is a clear, concise and matter of fact guide to any health professional working in the field of mental health.
A superb introductory text.
An extremely helpful and contemporary text which will certainly form a key reference for all teaching within the fields of mental capacity and mental health.