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European convention on human rights: effects on psychiatric care

By A. Persaud and David Hewitt


The introduction of the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law will have a direct effect on practice in mental health care. The authors discuss developments associated with the Convention, examine different articles and suggest the changes they could bring. They suggest that, rather than reacting to the development of convention rights, healthcare professionals should take the opportunity to influence new standards for psychiatric care

Topics: M260 Medical Law, B760 Mental Health Nursing
Year: 2001
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