The 2nd edition of this detailed practitioner text remains a straightforward account of the legal issues relevant to Scottish psychiatric practice. It explains how the Scottish legal system deals with mental health issues, and outlines psychiatric care systems; now fully updated to include developments since implementation of the Mental Health (Care Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. Essential new areas covered include multi-disciplinary input, inclusion of the Code of Practice and important new research findings. The expert authors also provide increased detail on the effectiveness of Tribunals.
- Provides in-depth guidance to the provisions of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
- Plain English introductions are included on mental disorder, the Scottish legal system and criminology
- Lays out practical guidance on preparing a report for court and giving evidence as an expert witness