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Domestic Violence and Mental Health
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Edited by Louise Howard, Gene Feder and Roxanne Agnew-Davies
ISBN: 9781908020567
Publishers: Royal College of Psychiarists
Price: 13.50
Publication Date: May 2013

Publisher's Title Information

People with mental health problems are more likely to be victims of domestic violence than the general population. This book gives practical guidance on how mental health professionals can identify and respond to domestic violence experienced by their patients. It covers the prevalence of domestic violence, its association with mental health problems and the current evidence base on effective interventions to reduce abuse and improve mental health. It includes liaison with other agencies, such as social care, the police and the domestic violence sector, and gives information on relevant medico-legal issues in order to prepare professionals to present evidence in court.
Comprehensive resource for mental health professionals.
Practical advice on how to help those affected by domestic violence.
Written by international experts on this major public health problem.
Readership: All mental health professionals.
About the editors:
Prof Louise Howard - Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor in Women's Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, London.
Prof Gene Feder - General Practitioner, Bristol and Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol.
Dr Roxanne Agnew-Davies - Consultant Psychologist and Director, Domestic Violence Training Ltd, Surbiton, Surrey and Honorary Research Fellow, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol.

Contents

Prevalence and physical health impact of domestic violence
Domestic violence and mental health
Identifying domestic violence experienced by mental health service users
Initial responses for mental health professionals responding to domestic violence experienced by mental health service users
Interventions for mental health service users experiencing domestic violence
Medico-legal issues
Appendix 1. CAADA Risk Identification Checklist (RIC) and Quick-Start Guidance for Domestic Abuse, Stalking and 'Honour'-Based Violence
Appendix 2. Resources and directory of services
References
Index

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Mental Capacity Legislation: Principles and Practice
note, this book applies to the law in England and Wales only.)
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Edited by Rebecca Jacob, Michael Gunn and Anthony Holland
ISBN: 9781909726000
Publishers: RCPsych
Price: 22.50
Publication Date: July 2013

Publisher's Title Information

This book draws on clinical experience, case law and the developing research literature accrued during the six years that the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) have been in effect. It focuses on the theory underpinning the principles of this legislation and the practical challenges of applying it in clinical settings. It also compares and contrasts the remit of the Mental Capacity Act with that of the Mental Health Act, since there are occasions when either Act might be applicable.
The book is aimed at psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who treat individuals who lack capacity, and also at those called upon to guide and advise colleagues in acute hospitals and residential care settings about the assessment of capacity, DoLS and the appropriate use of best interests principles.

It features:

An overview of the fundamental ethical and philosophical thinking that has shaped the MCA.
Case vignettes demonstrating best interests principles and the functional assessment of capacity.
Examples, drawn from case law, typifying clinical ambiguities in the assessment of capacity.
Medico-legal conundrums faced in the everyday application of the legislation.
An introduction to DoLS legislature and the burgeoning case law that is arising in the context of its use.

The contributors, who include both clinicians and clinical academics, have been chosen to ensure that both practical and research considerations pertaining to the statute are taken into account.
Psychiatrists - especially those specialising in old age or intellectual disability psychiatry.
Trainee psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.

The Editors:

Dr Rebecca Jacob - Consultant Psychiatrist, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge.
Prof Michael Gunn - Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Staffordshire University.
Prof Anthony Holland - Health Foundation Chair in Learning Disabilities, University of Cambridge.

Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction - Rebecca Jacob and Antony Holland
The assessment of mental capacity - Matthew Hotopf
Best interests - Julian Hughes
Provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 - Susan Welsh
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Susan F. Welsh and Amanda Keeling
Clinical ambiguities in the assessment of capacity - Rebecca Jacob and Elizabeth Fistein
Index

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Prevention and Management of Violence: Guidance for Mental Healthcare Professionals
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Edited by Masum Khwaja and Dominic Beer
ISBN: 9781908020956
Publishers: RCPsych
Price: 20
Publication Date: July 2013

Publisher's Title Information

This presents new evidence-based guidance on the prevention and management of aggression and violence by patients with mental disorder. It provides a comprehensive overview of best practice and will be of practical use to a wide range of mental health professionals working in community, in-patient or prison settings.
Such sensitive issues as violence in patients from minority ethnic backgrounds, ways to apply physical and pharmaceutical methods of restraint safely, and preserving patients' dignity in highly volatile situations, are addressed. The guidance also covers:
Relevant legislation.
Assessment and management of risk of violence in different settings.
Specific populations, including older adults and people with intellectual disabilities.
Both non-pharmacological management techniques and use of medication.
Liaison with the police, Crown prosecution service and MAPPA (Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements).
Clinical governance for improving the overall care provided by organisations.
This guidance is official policy recommended by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It has been produced by an expert working group including psychiatrists from forensic, older adult, learning disability and general adult specialties, plus colleagues from nursing, psychology and pharmacology. Health service managers, as well as clinicians dealing with potentially violent incidents day to day, will find the report informative and the guidelines contained within clear and easy to follow.

Readership:

Mental health professionals and health service managers working in community, in-patientprison settings.

The Editors:

 
Masum Khwaja - Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist, South Westminster Mental Health Services, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London.
Dominic Beer - Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Intensive Care and Challenging Behaviour, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Bracton Centre, Kent (recently deceased).

Contents

Abbreviations
List of boxes and tables
Working Group
Executive summary
Legislation relevant to the management of violence by persons with mental disorders
Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children exposed to violence
Risk assessment and management
Risk prevention and non-pharmacological management of violence in acute settings
Use of medication and ECT in the management of violence
Post-incident management
Management of the risk of violence in the community
Management of violence in older adults
Management of violence in people with intellectual disability
Management of violence in prisons
Liaison with the police, Crown Prosecution Service and MAPPA
Information-sharing with victims of crime committed by persons with mental disorders
Clinical governance
Appendix I: Organisations that victims of crime can contact

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A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Capacity Act
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Editors: Nick Brindle, Tim Branton, Alison Stansfield and Tony Zigmond
ISBN: 9781908020635
Publishers: RCPsych Publications
Price: 18
Publication Date: June 2013

Publisher's Title Information

This easy-to-read book explains for clinicians the nuts and bolts of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 that they need to understand and use in their daily practice. This Act now gives all clinicians the authority to provide medical care and treatment for people over 16 years of age who lack the capacity to consent for themselves.
It covers:
How to assess whether a person lacks capacity.
The range, scope and limitations of the various authorities to treat (including 'best interests' decisions, advance decisions and lasting powers of attorney).
The range of safeguards in place (such as the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs), the Court of Protection and Independent Mental Health Advocates).
Relevant aspects of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Mental Health Act (including all recent amendments) and illustrative case law.

Readership:

This book is aimed at all clinicians (in England and Wales) - especially those working with the elderly and those with intellectual disabilities (this includes GPs, nurses and the allied disciplines).
It will also aid understanding for everyone who helps care for people who cannot make decisions for themselves (such as elderly relatives) or who wishes to make legal provision for their own future care.
The editors:
Dr Nick Brindle - Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist, The Mount (Mental Health Centre), Leeds.
Dr Tim Branton - Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist, The Mount, Leeds and a former Associate Medical Director for Mental Health Legislation, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Alison Stansfield - Consultant Psychiatrist, Parkside Lodge, Leeds and Associate Medical Director for Learning Disabilities and Clinical Lead for Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Tony Zigmond - Consultant Psychiatrist and retired Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds.

Contents

Preface
Common abbreviations and terms
The legal framework: the Mental Capacity Act, the Human Rights Act and common law
The Mental Capacity Act and the authority to treat
Assessment of capacity
Best interests
Alternative authority - planning for the future
The Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The Court of Protection and Court Appointed Deputies
The Mental Health Act
References
Index
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