mental health act

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  • Mental health act 1983
    • This act safegaurds people with mental disorders and sets out circumstances in which they can be treated without consent
    • stregnths
      • protects people who lose the ability to make descisions for themselves
      • prevents individuals from harming themselves
      • treatment cannot be forced on the individual unless their illness is servere
    • weaknesses
      • 'everyone should make their own decisions' which is stated by the law
      • does not take into account the individuals human rights


Sam Morran


Succinct but clear points.  Laid out well with weaknesses and strengths identified.

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