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This book is essential reading for all Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) and those students and practitioners on mental health Post-Qualifying awards. It covers the core competencies of the AMHP and how the use of medication fits within the roles of the mental health professional. Fully updated to include aspects of the recently amended Mental Health Act 1983, this guide shows how the law is applied to compulsory administration of medication, the law relating to consent to treatment and the relevance to the European Convention on Human Rights.
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Dr Gwen Adshead born 1960 is a forensic psychotherapist, Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at Gresham College, Jochelson visiting professor at Yale School of Law and Psychiatry, and consultant forensic psychiatrist at Ravenswood House.
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