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About the Author
Claire Barcham is a registered social worker and a qualified ASW/AMHP. She helped found the AMHP Leads network, and was the national chair for the group until 2011. She was also part of the development team for The College of Social Work and continues to work as AMHP on a regular basis.
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Chapter one offers the context of an AMHP's public duty to comply with patient's rights under the ECHR and lawfully engage with Articles 3, 5 and 8 (Human Rights Act 1998) when working in the field of MHA assessments. The chapter highlights an AMHP's duty towards people with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and responsibility to eliminate discrimination and advance equality for people they assess under the MHA. Clear reference is offered regarding the myriad legislation AMHPs work with when preparing, coordinating and conducting MHA assessments and the chapter discusses complex issues in relation to the application of law to practice and the interface between the MHA: Mental Capacity Act (2005): Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2009): Children Act 1989, other related legislation and Code of Practices.
Chapter two offers legal and practicable information for AMHPs when gathering the assessing team and the coordination of MHA assessments. Valuable material is offered regarding what AMHPs need to consider when selecting doctors under section 12 MHA and an AMHP's duty to identify the Nearest Relative under section 26 MHA and inform or consult under sections 11(3):11(4). The chapter also details when it may not be practicable to consult a nearest relative and a `checklist for AMHPs regarding delegation of the nearest relative's authority to another person, or points to deliberate if displacement of the nearest relative is being considered.Read more ›
Because of the increasing pressures placed on an AMHP due to operational hurdles like a national lack of psychiatric beds; coveyance problems, police cutbacks, a map of the minefield is more useful than descriptions of the mine.It is far more useful in the field than lugging around the massive Jones' tome (which is in dire need of a good pruning!).
Well designed and well thought out.
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Concise, effective and identifies the salient points and pitfalls of AMHP practice.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is good for a beginner to get a very basic handle on MHA Assessments but I don't think it's thorough/detailed enough to use in practice. Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2014 by MarthaM
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