Where Human Rights and Mental Health Interact

An eclectic collection of monologues, a duologue and short stories on human rights and mental health issues affecting our day.


Author: Tsl Drama

Publisher: Tsl Drama

ISBN: 1913294285


Page: 74

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An eclectic collection of monologues, a duologue and short stories on human rights and mental health issues affecting our day. Contributions from across the globe. Includes: Remembrance Day - John Samson The Tracks - Tyler Texeira Class Participation - Jacinta Das Jess - Sue Hampton The Palliative Care Nurse - Heather Duthie Hell hath no fury - Jennifer Russell-Hawkins At the London's Arm Fair - Leslie Tate UCBs Talks - Rachie Ross When Bubbles found when she was lost - Amna Agib Please let it be so - Nick Horgan

WHO Resource Book on Mental Health Human Rights and Legislation

Joint forums for training , where professionals from health and non - health disciplines are able to interact with each other , can create a better understanding of mental health and mental disorders , the human rights of persons with ...


Author: Melvyn Freeman

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 924156282X

Category: Medical

Page: 181

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This publication highlights key issues and principles to be considered in the drafting, adoption and implementation of mental health legislation and best practice in mental health services. It contains examples of diverse experiences and practices, as well as extracts of laws and other legal documents from a range of different countries, and a checklist of key policy components. Three main elements of effective mental health legislation are identified, relating to context, content and process.

Dignity Mental Health and Human Rights

In her commentary on the 2013 Bill, the Minister of State for Disability, Equality and Mental Health emphasised that the ... but also the necessity to ensure that mental capacity legislation and mental health legislation interact in a ...


Author: Brendan D. Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317150572

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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This book explores the human rights consequences of recent and ongoing revisions of mental health legislation in England and Ireland. Presenting a critical discussion of the World Health Organization's 'Checklist on Mental Health Legislation' from its Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation, the author uses this checklist as a frame-work for analysis to examine the extent to which mental health legislation complies with the WHO human rights standards. The author also examines recent case-law from the European Court of Human Rights, and looks in depth at the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for mental health law in England and Ireland. Focusing on dignity, human rights and mental health law, the work sets out to determine to what extent, if any, human rights concerns have influenced recent revisions of mental health legislation, and to what extent recent developments in mental health law have assisted in protecting and promoting the human rights of the mentally ill. The author seeks to articulate better, clearer and more connected ways to protect and promote the rights of the mentally ill though both law and policy.

Mental Health Ethics

They should be familiar with human rights legislation, children's rights and mental health law and how these frameworks interact. This is in order to help ensure that mental health practice is lawful, ethical and up to date.


Author: Phil Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136881947

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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This work provides an overview of traditional and contemporary ethical perspectives and critically examines a range of ethical and moral challenges present in contemporary 'psychiatric-mental' health services.

Expanding the Human in Human Rights

The human rights paradigm, on the contrary, approaches mental illness as a natural phenomenon. ... or the status of the mental health user itself interact with the opportunity to enjoy other human rights (e.g., an adequate standard of ...


Author: Brian Gran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317259947

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights

The human rights paradigm, on the contrary, approaches mental illness as a natural phenomenon. ... How does the experience of mental illness, treatment, or the status of the mental health user itself interact with the opportunity to ...


Author: David L. Brunsma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317258391

Category: Social Science

Page: 585

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Long the province of international law, human rights now enjoys a renaissance of studies and new perspectives from the social sciences. This landmark book is the first to synthesize and comprehensively evaluate this body of work. It fosters an interdisciplinary, international, and critical engagement both in the social study of human rights and the establishment of a human rights approach throughout the field of sociology. Sociological perspectives bring new questions to the interdisciplinary study of human rights, as amply illustrated in this book. The Handbook is indispensable to any interdisciplinary collection on human rights or on sociology. This text: Brings new perspectives to the study of human rights in an interdisciplinary fashion. Offers state-of-the-art summaries, critical discussions of established human rights paradigms, and a host of new insights and further research directions. Fosters a comprehensive human rights approach to sociology, topically representing all 45 sections of the American Sociological Association.

Mental Health and Human Rights

The approach to control, if it is genuinely to incorporate human rights, requires a radical change in both goals and methods ... Embedded within this is a model of containment and control based on interaction and negotiation rather than ...


Author: Michael Dudley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199213962

Category: Law

Page: 704

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People with mental disorders often suffer the worst conditions of life - a problem exacerbated by social stigma. In practice, the international community still tends to prioritise human rights in a manner that largely ignores mental health, which in turn remains in the shadow of physical-health programs. This book is the first comprehensive survey of the mental health/human rights relationship. It examines the relationships and histories of mental health and human rights, and their interconnections with law, culture, ethnicity, class, economics, biology, and stigma. It investigates the responsibilities of states in securing the rights of those with mental disabilities, the predicaments of specific vulnerable groups, and the challenge of promoting and protecting mental health in general.

Mental Health in South Asia Ethics Resources Programs and Legislation

Human. Right. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not simply an absence of disease (WHO 1986). ... Health and human rights interact in various ways.


Author: Jitendra Kumar Trivedi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401790178

Category: Philosophy

Page: 363

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Asia is by far the largest continent in the world in terms of area with population exceeding 3.5 billion and has dozens of cultures, religions, languages and ethnic groups. As a result of its highly varied political systems, Asia also spawns a wide variety of health care systems including mental health care systems, often based on historical roots and at times colonial heritages. The people who suffer from mental or neurological disorders in the continent form a vulnerable section of society and often face stigma, discrimination and marginalization in all societies, and this increases the likelihood that their human rights will be violated This book tackles the issue of mental health legislation in South Asia. The first of its kind, it addresses an issue that is necessary for protecting the rights of people with mental disorders and serves as an essential text for reinforcing mental health policy in South Asia. It is a timely addition to our global understanding of mental health and how different regions address it.

Mental Health Legal Capacity and Human Rights

conventional public health interventions of the sort that focus on changing behavior and specific practices but take status quo social parameters as a given.16 The core formulation ofthe right to health in international human rights law ...


Author: Michael Ashley Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108986380

Category: Law


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Since adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the interpretive General Comment 1, the topic of legal capacity in mental health settings has generated considerable debate in disciplines ranging from law and psychiatry to public health and public policy. With over 180 countries having ratified the Convention, the shifts required in law and clinical practice need to be informed by interdisciplinary and contextually relevant research as well as the views of stakeholders. With an equal emphasis on the Global North and Global South, this volume offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary analysis of legal capacity in the realm of mental health. Integrating rigorous academic research with perspectives from people with psychosocial disabilities and their caregivers, the authors provide a holistic overview of pertinent issues and suggest avenues for reform.

Disability Human Rights Law 2018

One question that follows is whether an additional consideration supporting the abolition of mental health laws lies in ... of communication and expression that people with disability may use to interact with other people and the world.


Author: Anna Arstein-Kerslake (Ed.)

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038972501

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Disability Human Rights Law" that was published in Laws

Human Rights at Home

Mental Illness in U.S. Prisons and Jails : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law of the ... Psychologists regularly communicate with unit management staff , unit officers , teachers , chaplains , health care ...


Author: United States


ISBN: UCSD:31822037827169

Category: Government publications

Page: 450

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International Reflections on Approaches to Mental Health Social Work

... How People with Mental Illness Perceive and Interact with the Police, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Calgary, ... Legislation that Enhances Human Rights for People Living with Mental Illness, Mental Health Commission of Canada, ...


Author: Malcolm Golightley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315472478

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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Growing out of an interest in exploring the contemporary contexts and practices related to mental health social work across the world, this book provides a range of insights into the social factors which contribute, sometimes quite significantly, to the emergence of mental health problems for individuals and even whole communities. The range and scope of mental health social work is highlighted through the different accounts of therapeutic work, advocacy, support and rehabilitation. But this collection goes further and also provides the reader with critical analyses of social work practice and social policies in certain contexts, thus inviting the reader to a more reflective consideration of the value of mental health perspectives in social work in general. Taken as a whole, the collection suggests that social work engages with the field of mental health in diverse, creative, and very reflective ways, yet is always focused on the needs and rights of those for whom problems with mental health can be personally challenging and often disempowering. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Social Work Practice.

Advocacy for Mental Health

For example, it can lead to dependency and institutionalization, or even worse to violations of human rights. It is also important to ensure that mental health workers do not stigmatize or discriminate against consumers and that they do ...


Author: WHO

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241545907

Category: Medical

Page: 54

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This volume is part of a series of publications which contain practical guidance to assist policy-makers and planners in member countries with policy development to address public mental health needs and service provision. This volume highlights the importance of advocacy in mental health policy and service development, a relatively new concept, aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination, and promoting the human rights of people with mental disorders. It considers the roles of various mental health groups in advocacy and sets out practical steps for implementation, indicating how governments can support advocacy services. The full package of eight volumes in the series is also available (ISBN 0119894173).

Health Capital and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development

The right to health has been, for a long time, a major concern for countries and international organizations. ... We will then focus on mental-health problems and their interactions with HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired ...


Author: Patricia A. Cholewka

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420046915

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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Given ongoing worldwide calamities such as famine, natural disasters, and drug abuse, international attention has increasingly focused upon disease detection, prevention, containment, and treatment. Serving an unmet need in the marketplace, Health Capital and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development highlights mounting evidence of the st

Trauma and Human Rights

All major health and mental health professional associations have issued position statements against these practices ... participate in the decision-making process (Human Rights Watch & InterACT-Advocates for Intersex Youth, 2017).


Author: Lisa D. Butler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030163952

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Human rights violations and traumatic events often comingle in victims’ experiences; however, the human rights framework and trauma theory are rarely deployed together to illuminate such experiences. This edited volume explores the intersection of trauma and human rights by presenting the development and current status of each of these frameworks, examining traumatic experiences and human rights violations across a range of populations and describing efforts to remediate them. Individual chapters address these topics among Native Americans, African Americans, children, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender individuals, those with mental disabilities, refugees and asylees, and older adults, and also in the context of social policy and truth and reconciliation commissions. The authors demonstrate that the trauma and human rights frameworks each contribute invaluable and complementary insights, and that their integration can help us fully appreciate and address human suffering at both individual and collective levels.

Human Health and Ecological Integrity

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which enshrines the equal value of human life, and the Geneva ... severe mental illnesses, and should learn effective ways to interact and communicate with these patients (Prince et al., 2007).


Author: Laura Westra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136468803

Category: Law

Page: 400

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The connection between environment and health has been well studied and documented, particularly by the World Health Organization. It is now being included in some legal instruments, although for the most part caselaw does not explicitly make that connection. Neither the right to life nor the rights to health or to normal development are actually cited in the resolution of cases and in judges' decisions. This volume makes the connection explicit in a broad review of human rights and legal issues associated with public health and the environment. It will be particularly useful as many legal instruments emphasize the right to 'development' without fully discussing the necessary safety and public health aspects, and the respect for the ecology of any area where such 'development' (often unwanted by local or indigenous communities) is to be located. Climate change is another pressing variable that is considered, and several chapters address the interface between human health and ecological conditions. Overall the book integrates perspectives from a wide range of disciplines, including ethics, ecology, public health and epidemiology, and human rights and law.

Implementing Mental Health Promotion

and Behavioural Disorders (VicHealth 2009) also clearly endorses the importance of the sociocultural and economic determinants of mental health and asserts that mental health and well-being are “a fundamental right of every human being, ...


Author: Margaret M. Barry

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030234553

Category: Psychology

Page: 580

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of current research, policy, and practice developments in promoting mental health and well-being. It offers guidance on developing and delivering mental health promotion interventions across a variety of settings internationally. Chapters outline key mental health promotion concepts, implementation processes, and outcomes through empirical findings, practical advice based on successful evidence-based approaches, and templates for action. In addition, chapters answer key “how” questions on practical implementation as well as the “whys”, providing rationales for mental health promotion and identifying the key factors and underlying principles that make these interventions work. The book includes examples of evidence-based practice with 17 case studies of innovative interventions from different international settings. These case studies illustrate the practical aspects of intervention development and delivery and the realities of implementing policies and programes outside of controlled research conditions. Topics featured in this book include: · Interventions that promote gender equality. · Community empowerment models of mental health promotion. · Mental health promotion in the home for children and parents. · Promoting social and emotional learning in schools. · Addressing stress and promoting mentally healthy workplaces. · Mental health promotion within primary health care. · Re-orienting mental health services to mental health promotion for service users and caregivers. Implementing Mental Health Promotion, Second Edition, is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and policymakers as well as graduate students across such interrelated disciplines as health promotion, public health, child and school psychology, social work, clinical psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, health psychology, educational policy and practice, school nursing, occupational therapy, school counseling, and family studies.

Improving the mental health of the population

Q200 Lord Wade of Chorlton : We have received evidence regarding the human rights aspect of mental health and it has been suggested that an agreed basis of key principles for human rights in the sphere of mental health might be a better ...


Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0104010495

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Evidence taken before Sub-committee G (Social Policy and Consumer Affairs). Details of the European Commission Green Paper "Improving the mental health of the population" can be be found at http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_determinants/life_style/mental/green_paper/mental_gp_en.pdf

Health and Human Rights

And the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2020 depression will be the second leading cause of morbidity worldwide.11 But what will emerge from this increasing centrality of neurology and mental health care?


Author: Thérèse Murphy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782251712

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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This book aims to bolster the burgeoning discourse of health and human rights. In so doing, it charts the history of the linkage between health and human rights. It also pinpoints the sense of imperative that surrounds this relationship. More importantly, the book identifies a series of threats and challenges facing attempts to link health and human rights and proposes how these might be addressed. Amongst other things, it asks: is conflict between risk and rights inevitable in the context of infectious disease control? Is reproductive choice a bad argument in the context of reproductive technologies? Is it sensible for human rights to make use of measurement tools such as indicators? Is the 'cost of human rights' an argument that can and should be used by proponents of human rights? The answers it gives to these questions are original and engaging and will be of great interest to a diverse audience, including scholars and policy-makers in these areas.

Global Mental Health

The stigma and violations of human rights directed towards people with these disorders compounds the problem, increasing their vulnerability; accelerating and reinforcing their decline into poverty; and hindering care and rehabilitation ...


Author: Vikram Patel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199920181

Category: Medical

Page: 498

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This is the definitive textbook on global mental health, an emerging priority discipline within global health, which places priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide.