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Posted by Peel Law Association on 24 May 2017

Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada

Each week watch this space for our weekly promotion, highlighting one of the books recently added to the PLA Library collection, as well as old favourites we think may be of interest to our PLA Library users.
This  week, the spotlight is on the book, Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada by Jennifer A. Chandler and Colleen M. Flood, which was recently added to the PLA Library Collection.

From the Publisher

Mental health issues pose critical challenges for Canada's systems of justice and health care. Problems with mental health are common, but often neglected due to stigma and the vulnerability of those living with these conditions. This is   evident within our legal system. Every day in our courts we see played out the struggle to protect the human rights and dignity of individual Canadians with mental health challenges, to access adequate mental health care and social support, and to provide genuinely helpful responses to criminal behaviour associated with mental health problems. Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important cases and key debates at the intersection of mental health law and policy.

Written by a group of Canada's leading experts on mental health law, this volume provides practitioners, researchers and policy-makers with valuable insight into this challenging and important area of the law.

Published:May 12, 2016 by LexisNexis

From the Table of Contents

Part 1: Themes and Governance
1. Mental Health and Disability in Canadian Law: Evolving Concepts, Concerns and Responses
2. Fragmented Law & Fragmented Lives: Canada's Mental Health Care System
3. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Impact on Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada

Part 2: Treatment, Rights and Advocacy
4. From Insight (into Illness) to Incite (a Riot): Consent to Psychiatric Treatment in Canada
5. Involuntary Hospitalization and Treatment in Civil Mental Health Law: Some Controversies and Concerns
6. Community Treatment Orders
7. Privacy Protection and the Confidentiality of Psychiatric Health Care Records
8. Malpractice and Mental Health Care
9. The Governance of the Safety and Efficacy of Psychopharmaceuticals: Challenges and Opportunities for Reform
10. Advocating for Persons with Mental Health Problems: Living Up to the Challenges of the 21st Century

Part 3: Mental Health Care in the Criminal Justice Context
11. Mental Health, Treatment and the Criminal Justice Process
12. Mental Health Courts and Diversion Programs
13. Policing Mental Health Disabilities
14. Mental Health Services in Canadian Corrections

Part 4: Diversity and Vulnerability
15. Mental Health Law for the Old: Defining the Category, Identifying the Issues
16. Mental Health Law and Children
17. Indigenous Peoples and Mental Health: The Role of Law and Policy
18. Race, Culture and Ethnicity in Mental Health Law and Policy
19. Legal Issues Regarding Refugees and Mental Illness

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