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Legal and Ethical Matters
Legal and ethical matters
Maureen Deacon
Introduction

In this chapter I discuss three main legal and ethical issues: health inequalities and discrimination, consent and capacity, and advance care planning. The chapter concludes with ideas about the attributes that a mental health practitioner requires if they are to work ethically and legally in relation to the physical care of the mentally ill. Where the law is examined in detail, I refer to that providing for England and Wales. However, ...

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