Canadian Landmark Cases in Forensic Mental Health

; Cheryl Regehr

High-profile legal cases involving individuals with mental health challenges often address complex issues that confront previous decisions of the courts, influence or change existing social policies, and ultimately have a profound impact on the daily practice of mental health professionals and the lives of their patients. Les mer
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High-profile legal cases involving individuals with mental health challenges often address complex issues that confront previous decisions of the courts, influence or change existing social policies, and ultimately have a profound impact on the daily practice of mental health professionals and the lives of their patients. Providing in-depth context into milestone cases in forensic mental health, this book addresses issues such as the confidentiality of mental health records, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, the right of individuals to refuse mental health treatment, and the duty of mental health practitioners to warn and protect individuals who may be at risk of harm at the hands of a patient. The authors explore the social and political context in which these cases occurred, incorporating court decisions, contemporaneous media articles, and legal reviews in the analysis.


Graham Glancy and Cheryl Regehr, who are experts in the field of forensic psychiatry, draw upon their own practice, in addition to scholarly literature, to describe the impact of the decisions rendered by the courts in the area of mental health and offer practical guidelines for professionals working at the interface of law and mental health.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments


1. Landmark Cases and Canadian Law
2. Expert Testimony
3. The Insanity Defence
4. Criminal Responsibility
5. Clarifying Wrongfulness
6. Voluntariness and Intent
7. Fitness to Stand Trial
8. Access to Treatment Records
9. Duty to Warn and Protect
10. Consent to Treatment
11. Assessing Damages


References
Case Index
General Index

Om forfatteren

Graham Glancy is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Cheryl Regehr is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work, with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.