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Law in a Nutshell: Mental Health and Disability Law

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Edition: 2nd ed., 2016
Author(s): Hermann


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Mental Health and Disability Law In a Nutshell expert coverage deals with civil commitment, as well as hearings to determine fitness for trial or execution. This Nutshell examines criminal defenses and sentencing as they relate to the mental capacity of defendants. It overviews categories of mental health professionals, including the scope of their work, liscensing, and discipline. It discusses the major psychiatric disorders. Clinical psychiatric evidence is examined, including a review of admissibility of evidence, qualifying experts, and establishing a basis for clinical opinion. Medical malpractice and negligence are also examined.

Other topics covered include:An overview of the mental health profession and categories; Discusses informed consent, confidentiality, privacy, patient access to records, and right to counsel and advocacy services; Reviews the right to refuse and consent to psychiatric treatment in the civil commitment context; Examines guardianship aspects; Discusses intersection between the mental health system and the criminal justice system; Reviews the law dealing with protection from discrimination and access to social services for mentally disabled; and Summarizes Social Security benefits.

Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and this book is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.


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Format Paperback
Author Hermann
ISBN 9781634598897
Edition 2nd ed., 2016
Publisher West