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International human rights and mental health: challenges for law and practice


McSherry, B and Maker, Y, International human rights and mental health: challenges for law and practice, Journal of Law and Medicine, 25, (2) pp. 315-319. ISSN 1320-159X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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The World Health Organization and several United Nations bodies and personnel have called for a human rights perspective to be integrated into mental health and community services. While there are ongoing debates about what this means for law reform and practice, the World Health Organization Quality Rights program provides a starting point for educational training in human rights that may be of benefit for mental health practitioners. This column explores some of the challenges for integrating a human rights perspective into mental health treatment and care and outlines the Quality Rights program.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health, law reform, restrictive practices, restraint, coercion, human rights
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International humanitarian and human rights law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Civil justice
UTAS Author:McSherry, B (Professor Bernadette McSherry)
UTAS Author:Maker, Y (Dr Yvette Maker)
ID Code:151190
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2022-07-25
Last Modified:2022-07-25

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