Chapter 22. Storying Policy: Constructions of Risk in Proposals to Reform UK Mental Health Legislation

  1. Brian Hurwitz1,
  2. Trisha Greenhalgh2 and
  3. Vieda Skultans3
  1. David J Harper

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755167.ch23

Narrative Research in Health and Illness

Narrative Research in Health and Illness

How to Cite

Harper, D. J. (2004) Storying Policy: Constructions of Risk in Proposals to Reform UK Mental Health Legislation, in Narrative Research in Health and Illness (eds B. Hurwitz, T. Greenhalgh and V. Skultans), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755167.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine and the Arts, Department of English, King's College London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Primary Health Care, University College London, UK

  3. 3

    Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917928

Online ISBN: 9780470755167

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Keywords:

  • storying policy;
  • risk;
  • proposals;
  • reform;
  • health legislation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • ldquo;Mental illness”, the risk of violence and public anxiety

  • Risk and policies on compulsory psychiatric treatment

  • The mobilisation of narratives of risk and dangerousness in the warranting of Mental Health Act reform

  • The effects of discursive positioning in policies on risk and mental health

  • Implications for the relationship between research and policy

  • Acknowledgements