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Legal Issues in Mental Health Care

  • Barbara A. Weiner
  • Robert M. Wettstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 1-22
  3. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 23-39
  4. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 41-79
  5. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 81-108
  6. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 109-148
  7. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 149-200
  8. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 201-235
  9. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 237-272
  10. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 273-308
  11. Kathleen M. Quinn, Barbara A. Weiner
    Pages 309-347
  12. Barbara A. Weiner, Robert M. Wettstein
    Pages 349-375
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 377-403

About this book

Introduction

I. OVERVIEW Legal Issues in Mental HeaIth Care is aimed at the mental health clinician who provides services on either an inpatient or an outpatient basis. It is written for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other therapists to help them understand and manage legal issues in their daily practice. The issues covered apply to therapists who work for an agency or hospital as weil as those who work independently. The book is meant to serve as a handbook, but it also provides a quick resource as legal questions arise which are related to the obligations of the therapist. It ad­ dresses the legal issues that confront the clinician. It is not aimed at the clinicianwho specializes in forensie mental health issues, because the information provided does not reach that level of detail or sophistication. Nor is it aimed at the scholar, because our goal is to provide practical information in a clear and concise format. Wehave not addressed the wide array of laws protecting the mentally disabled from discrirnina­ tion-most notably, the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)and the Fair Housing Act. Most states also have laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, services, and housing. These issues are beyond the scope of this book because we are address­ ing the legal issues that arise in providing care, rather than the rights of mentally disabled persons. 11. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK The book consists of eleven chapters and a Glossary of Legal Terms.

Keywords

Mental Health children health hospital social work treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara A. Weiner
    • 1
  • Robert M. Wettstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Weiner and Eglit, Ltd.Highland ParkUSA
  2. 2.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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