Law in a Nutshell: Mental Health and Disability Law
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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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|Edition||1st ed., 1997|