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Introduction
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About this Book

Mental Health Law in Nursing is an essential guide for mental health nursing students to mental health law required for practice, focusing on the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice and the key issues in caring for mental health patients.

Mental health nurses care both for informal patients and for people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act (MHA). Nurses have certain legal duties and obligations towards all patients and there are specific considerations which regulate their care of detained patients. The MHA underwent significant revision in 2007 and a new Code of Practice was published to coincide with the changes to the MHA. It is an essential requirement of their preparation for registration that student mental health nurses have ...

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