Mental Health (Issues on Trial) (Library Binding)

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By Sylvia Engdahl (Editor)
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This guidebook examines how major decisions by U.S. courts have helped to shape the issue of mental illness. A major case is explained, then majority and dissenting opinions are shared. Legal experts and other professionals then provide details on the case's lasting impact. Chapter one is about whether parents can commit children to mental institutions without their consent. Chapter two covers forcible medication practices. Chapter three defines the rights of institutionalized patients. Chapter four covers the right to live and receive treatment while being a part of the community.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780737747386
ISBN-10: 0737747382
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: March 13th, 2010
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Issues on Trial