New Zealand's Mental Health District Inspector in historical context: "the impartial scrutiny of a citizen of standing".

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dc.contributor.author Prebble, Catherine en
dc.contributor.author Gooder, Claire en
dc.contributor.author Thom, Katey en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-14T19:46:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2014-12 en
dc.identifier.issn 1320-159X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41255 en
dc.description.abstract The Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 (NZ) legislates for District Inspectors who ensure that mental health consumers held under the Act are aware of their legal rights. The New Zealand District Inspector role first appeared in 19th century legislation. Its historical longevity does not, however, denote that this role has been consistent since its inception. This article looks at the historical development of the District Inspector and its companion role, the Official Visitor, focusing in particular on the period 1969-1992, when the purpose and scope of the roles was part of a Mental Health Act 1969 review. This was a time of fundamental social and professional change, shifting ideas of psychiatric practice, new locations of treatment, and growing emphasis on patient/consumer rights. The sometimes heated debates surrounding the roles reflect these changing ideas. An historical analysis of the District Inspector and Official Visitor roles aids understanding of how the social and political contexts affect mental health issues; this has relevance for current mental health law. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of law and medicine en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Commitment of Mentally Ill en
dc.subject Mental Health Services en
dc.subject Patient Rights en
dc.subject History, 19th Century en
dc.subject History, 20th Century en
dc.subject History, 21st Century en
dc.subject Mentally Ill Persons en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.title New Zealand's Mental Health District Inspector in historical context: "the impartial scrutiny of a citizen of standing". en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 415 en
pubs.volume 22 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 25715541 en
pubs.end-page 425 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Historical Article en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 640620 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Nursing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-02-26 en
pubs.dimensions-id 25715541 en


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