7. Reducing Discrimination in Mental Health Law – The ‘Fusion’ of Incapacity and Mental Health Legislation

  1. Thomas W. Kallert3,4,5,
  2. Juan E. Mezzich6 and
  3. John Monahan7
  1. George Szmukler1 and
  2. John Dawson2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch7

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

How to Cite

Szmukler, G. and Dawson, J. (2011) Reducing Discrimination in Mental Health Law – The ‘Fusion’ of Incapacity and Mental Health Legislation, in Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects (eds T. W. Kallert, J. E. Mezzich and J. Monahan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Park Hospital Leipzig, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Morawitzstrasse 2, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  2. 4

    Soteria Hospital Leipzig, Morawitzstrasse 4, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  3. 5

    Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Fetscherstrasse 74, Dresden, 01307, Germany

  4. 6

    New York University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5th Avenue and 100th Street, Box 1093, New York, NY, 10029-6574, USA

  5. 7

    University of Virginia, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK

  2. 2

    University of Otago, Faculty of Law, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660720

Online ISBN: 9780470978573

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Keywords:

  • Reducing discrimination in mental health law – the ‘fusion’ of incapacity and mental health legislation;
  • The ‘fusion’ law proposal in context;
  • Overview of the ‘fusion’ model law;
  • Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA);
  • Treatment for the protection of others;
  • Compulsory treatment in the community;
  • Community Treatment Orders (CTOs)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How does mental health legislation discriminate?

  • The ‘fusion’ law proposal in context

  • Overview of the ‘fusion’ model law

  • Some key provisions of the model law

  • Some potential objections to the model law

  • Conclusions

  • Notes

  • References