This book draws on both the historical context and contemporary research evidence to present the roles of the Mental Health Social Worker, the Approved Mental Health Professional and Best Interest Assessor, within an ethical framework. Codes of practice and statutory legal requirements, such as the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and the Human Rights Act, are all considered and linked to a competency-based approach that will assist both those in training and those in practice to understand the dilemmas, complexities and conflicts that are evident in the practice environment.
The development of the social work and mental health value base
Ethics, social values and mental health treatment
The development of mental health law
Values in approved practice: empowerment and enforcement
Equality and diversity
Rights and self-determination
Privacy and dignity