The Mental Health Legislation:an Ongoing Debate

  title={The Mental Health Legislation:an Ongoing Debate},
  author={J M Trivedi},
  booktitle={Indian journal of psychiatry},
  • J M Trivedi
  • Published 2002 in Indian journal of psychiatry
The practice of psychiatry anywhere in the world is influenced by four overlapping spheres of i). The moral, ethical, legal and professional duties of the psychiatrist to provide care to his patients ii).The right of self determination of patient to receive or reject care iii).The ethical codes and practice of professional organisation and iv).The decisions, direction of courts, regulatory authorities and legislature. The incorporation of legal requirement into the clinical intervention assumes… CONTINUE READING


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