Jaspreet Phull email@example.com
‘Appropriate’ medical treatment: what’s in a word?
Phull, Jaspreet; Bartlett, Peter
Peter Bartlett firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the amendments in the 2007 Act, there were several revisions made focusing largely on community treatment orders and deprivation of liberty of persons lacking capacity. One of the amendments included a requirement that ‘appropriate treatment’ be ‘available’ for compulsion to be imposed in a variety of contexts, most notably admission for treatment under section 3. The definition of appropriate medical treatment within the Act appears largely circular, and therefore of little assistance. The Code of Practice provides some guidance but does little to add to the statutory language. In terms of jurisprudence, there are three reported cases concerning the provision. These cases are analysed and their significance is discussed in an attempt to formulate a clearer definition for appropriate medical treatment.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 19, 2012|
|Journal||Medicine, Science and the Law|
|Publisher||SAGE Publications (UK and US)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||Phull, J., & Bartlett, P. (2012). ‘Appropriate’ medical treatment: what’s in a word?. Medicine, Science and the Law, doi:10.1258/msl.2011.011023|
|Keywords||appropriate medical treatment
Mental Health Act 1983
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|Additional Information||This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Medicine, Science and the Law, an RSM journal: www.rsmpress.com. Document reference: doi: 10.1258/msl.2011.011023|
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