Alison Faulkner writes about a discourse analysis of the House of Commons’ debates regarding the 2007 Mental Health Act, which is very relevant to the current White Paper consultation on the Reform of the Mental Health Act.[read the full story...]
Will Marsh summarises a recent cohort study published this week in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which investigates the predictors of moving on from mental health supported accommodation in England.[read the full story...]
Health and social care professionals routinely assess the mental capacity of people to make decisions about their lives, in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act, 2005. A new briefing note for policy makers and mental health professionals looks at how we can mitigate the risk of assumptions and biases in assessments of mental capacity.
Alex Ruck Keene, an expert in mental capacity and mental health law, summarises the briefing and looks forward to the live streamed #MentalCapacity2020 debate at 12pm on Thursday 26th March.[read the full story...]
Alex Ruck Keene, an expert in mental capacity and mental health law, explores a new debate article in which Dr Paul Gosney and Professor Peter Bartlett discuss whether or not the UK Government should withdraw from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This is an essential read for anyone interested in compulsory treatment, human rights, inequalities and the socio-economic factors underpinning mental ill-health. All topics that we’ll be discussing in detail next month as part of the #RonR2019 conference.[read the full story...]
Kathryn Berzins considers the implications of a recent rapid systematic review of the views and experiences of the Nearest Relative provision of the Mental Health Act (1983).[read the full story...]
“A significant number of people receiving psychiatric care are not treated with the utmost dignity within our services that a true ‘person-centred’ approach would ensure.”
Linda Gask summarises a new report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists on person-centred care and its implications for training in psychiatry.[read the full story...]
John Baker isn’t convinced by the findings of a systematic review on smoking bans and violence in mental health settings, which concludes that the introduction of smoke-free policies generally do not lead to an increase in violence.[read the full story...]
Sarah Carr shares her own experiences of psychiatric medication and provides a critical reading of Jasna Russo’s new #PsychDrugDebate paper: ‘Through the eyes of the observed: re-directing the research on psychiatric drugs’.[read the full story...]
Alison Faulkner dissects the new McPin Foundation Talking Point Paper by Jasna Russo entitled: Through the eyes of the observed: re-directing research on psychiatric drugs.
Follow #PsychDrugDebate today on Twitter for further discussion about this vital issue.[read the full story...]
Rob Allison considers the findings of a recent integrative review that explores the physical and psychological harm inherent in using restraint in mental health inpatient settings.[read the full story...]