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Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland

Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland

April 2008 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
Since the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, mental health law, policy, practice and ethos have changed dramatically in Scotland. This book provides a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health and presents a clear picture of the current Scottish mental health scene. By highlighting the skills and values that are necessary for contemporary practice, it helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding to enable them to deliver an appropriate and responsive service for people facing mental health challenges.
Perspectives, ethics and values in mental health social work
The legal and policy context (I): the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
The legal and policy context (II): support and protection of vulnerable adults
The legal and policy context (III): the law relating to mentally disordered offenders
Working with vulnerable people: mental health and disorder in children and young people
Working with vulnerable people: adults who are short-term service users
Working with vulnerable people: adults who are long-term service users
Working across organisational and professional boundaries

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