FREE Delivery in the UK.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 months.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Principles of Mental Health Law and Policy Hardcover – 25 Mar 2010

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
£273.63 £273.70
Promotion Message Save £5.00 on orders £25.00 or more 1 promotion

Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Get £5 off qualifying orders of £25 or more. Enter code BIGTHANKS at checkout. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1 edition (25 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199279365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199279364
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 5.6 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,446,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description


It combines in depth, stimulating and broad analysis such as the excellent introductory "History and Context of Mental Health Law and Policy" with chapters of detailed practical application... extremely worthwhile (Bill Leason Mental Health Law Partner - Hempsons)

This impressive and wide-ranging work will be of value to lawyers and other mental health practitioners, policy-makers, and academics seeking to navigate this complex field. (Helen Mountfield QC, Matrix Chambers)

A rich resource for both practitioners and academics as well as laymen. (Phillip Taylor MBE, Richmond Green Chambers)

This book provides an extremely helpful digest of recent academic thinking and writing about the way society treats some of its most vulnerable members. Practitioners will benefit from its careful analysis of the law and changes within it. (David Hewitt, Partner (Healthcare), Weightmans LLP)

Principles of Mental Health Law and Policy is vital for anyone with an interest in the entire mechanics of mental health practice. The book accomplishes its ambitious and diverse aims, ensuring that readers from a range of backgrounds gain something of value from it. Its broad readership can look forward to future editions. (John Fanning, Medical Law Review)

About the Author

Larry Gostin is Associate Dean and the Linda D. and Timothy J. O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. He is also Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Center for Law & the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. Larry Gostin is Visiting Professor of Public Health (Faculty of Medical Sciences) and Research Fellow (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies) at Oxford University. He is the Health Law and Ethics Editor, Contributing Writer, and Columnist for the Journal of the American Medical Association. Following two degrees in philosophy at the University of Toronto, Peter Bartlett read law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Canada. After his call to the bar in 1988, he served as Law Clerk to the Justice of the Ontario High Court and then as research associate to the Ontario Enquiry on Mental Competency. He obtained his doctorate in 1993, and joined the School of Law at the University of Nottingham, where in April 2005 he was appointed to the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Chair in Mental Health Law. His major research and teaching interests lie in the areas of socio-legal history (particularly as it relates to queer studies and to mental health), and health care law (particularly mental health law). Philip Fennell is a Professor of Law in Cardiff Law School, University of Wales, College of Cardiff, where he teaches Medical Law, Public Law and Human Rights. He has published many articles on law and psychiatry. His book entitled Treatment Without Consent: Law, Psychiatry and the Treatment of Mental Disorder since 1845, was published by Routledge in 1996. Philip Fennell is a member of the Law Society's Mental Health and Disability Committee and was a member of the Mental Health Act Commission from 1983-1989. From November 2004 to March 2005 he served as specialist legal adviser to the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill 2004. In November 2006 he was appointed specialist legal adviser to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights for the Committee's scrutiny of the Mental Health Bill 2006. Jean McHale is Professor of Health Care Law and Director of the Institute of Medical Law at the University of Bimingham Law School. She has taught previously at the Universities of Leceister, East Anglia, Nottingham and Manchester. Her research interests are in the area of health care law. She is a member of the editorial board of the Medical Law Review Ronald D. Mackay is Professor of Criminal Policy and Mental Health at Leicester De Montfort Law School. He specialises in Criminal Law, Medical Law, Law and Psychiatry and Mental Health Law and has written and published widely in these subject areas. He is one of the United Kingdom's leading experts on Mental Condition Defences and is author of the leading text on this subject entitled Mental Condition Defences in the Criminal Law (Oxford University Press 1995).

No customer reviews

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 reviews
Phillip Taylor MBE
5.0 out of 5 starsA much needed statement...
27 August 2010 - Published on Amazon.com