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The use of mental health review tribunals by older people

By Sandra M. Dwyer

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This article focuses on the proportion of older people who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 who make applications to tribunals in comparison to younger adults. Some implications for social work practice are explored, both under current legislation, and in the context of legislative reform

Topics: mental health, detention, older people, tribunals
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1080/09503150308416926
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/2471
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