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    Mental Health Act Manual by Richard Jones (9th edition)

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    A Tendency to Laugh and Sing: Some Notes on Mental Health Law, by David Hewitt

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    One Code to rule them all, one code to bind them: the seclusion of detained patients

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    R v Ashworth Hospital Authority (now Mersey Care NHS Trust) ex parte Munjaz[2005] UKHL 58 (On appeal from [2003] EWCA Civ 1036

    Treatment for Mental Disorder - another step backwards?

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    The case concerns the right of a psychiatric patient to choose to die by refusing intervention from the hospital. The Court considered the treatment provisions of Part IV of the Mental Health Act, capacity at common law and the legitimate interests of society in preserving life. However the notoriety of Mr Brady, and his own personality, meant that underlying the judgment were considerations of public policy as much as legal analysis

    Confidentiality and Patients’ Rights

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    R (on the application of Ann S) v Plymouth City Council and C (Interested party) [2002]EWCA Civ 388Court of Appeal (26th March 2002) (Kennedy, Clarke and Hale LJJ

    The Approved Social Worker’s Guide to Mental Health Law by Robert Brown

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