Chapter 6. Legal and Ethical Frameworks for Mental Health Nursing

  1. Rebecca Neno,
  2. Barry Aveyard and
  3. Hazel Heath
  1. Michael Tullett

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692240.ch6

Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care

Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care

How to Cite

Tullett, M. (2008) Legal and Ethical Frameworks for Mental Health Nursing, in Older People and Mental Health Nursing: A Handbook of Care (eds R. Neno, B. Aveyard and H. Heath), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692240.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151696

Online ISBN: 9780470692240

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Keywords:

  • mental health;
  • nursing;
  • professional cares;
  • self-care;
  • bioethics

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Contexts and circumstances

  • Groups at risk—complexities

  • The need for an ethical framework

  • Codes of conduct as ethical components

  • The politics of society vs. the individual

  • How do services enable clients?

  • The argument of best interest

  • Current ethical frameworks

  • Whose right and whose duty?

  • The use of advocacy

  • Moral or civil rights?

  • Advanced directives

  • The Mental Capacity Act, 2005

  • Consent

  • Conclusion

  • References