Guidelines, process and ethics with the New Zealand Mental Health (compulsory assessment and treatment) Act: striking a balance

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Show simple item record Gale, Christopher en Mullen, Richard en Shue, Lily en 2008-09-25T03:05:06Z en 2008-09-25T03:05:06Z en 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation BMC Psychiatry 7(Suppl 1), S102. (2007) en
dc.identifier.issn 1471-244X en
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dc.description Conference details: WPA Thematic Conference. Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Review Dresden, Germany. 6–8 June 2007. An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. en
dc.description.abstract The New Zealand Mental Health (compulsory assessment and treatment) act [1] was amended to mandate the consultation of family and care-givers in every stage of civil committal. Although the use of committal has been seen by clinicians as an impediment to care [2] and clinicians continue to have concerns about the timing of discharge from the act [3], many people with serious mental illness have experienced the act as beneficial [4]. A recent review of the regulations has increased the length and detail of the reports clinicians have to provide to the court. This, combined with a clear directive that an advocate who is not part of the clinical care process must be present during the clinical interview to commence committal, may be causing a conflict between the provision of care in a timely manner when patients are at risk and complying with the requirements of the court. en
dc.publisher BioMed Central Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Psychiatry en
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dc.title Guidelines, process and ethics with the New Zealand Mental Health (compulsory assessment and treatment) Act: striking a balance en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences en
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