Making Decisions in Compulsory Mental Health Work

Boundaries, Frames and Perspectives

Edited by Jill Hemmington and Sarah Vicary

Published

Jan 1, 2023

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1447362890

Dimensions

244 x 170 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jan 1, 2023

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1447362883

Dimensions

244 x 170 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jan 1, 2023

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1447362906

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Making Decisions in Compulsory Mental Health Work

Designed to support training and CPD in compulsory mental health work, this book looks at assessment, detention, compulsion and coercion in a variety of mental health settings. It focuses on decision making in a variety of professional roles with people from a diversity of backgrounds including contributions from people with lived experience of mental health services. With emphasis on theory into practice, the book is essential reading for those looking to develop their reflexive and critical analytical skills.

Relevant for all professionals making decisions under mental health legislation and those developing, teaching and supporting practitioners in the workplace, it includes:

• critical reflection techniques;

• ‘editors’ voice’ features at the start and close of each chapter, summarising key themes.

Jill Hemmington is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the University of Central Lancashire AMHP programme and AMHP CPD.

Sarah Vicary is Associate Head of School at the Open University.

Introduction ~ Jill Hemmington

Frames and boundaries of Race and ethnicity in MHA Assessments ~ Hari Sewell

Gender and forensic services ~ Rebecca Fish

Compulsory decision-making and multi-professional frames: the role of Occupational Therapy ~ Rachel Bloodworth-Strong

The Boundaries of risks and rights in crisis situations with people who are diagnosed as having a personality disorder ~ Andy Brammer

Framing an understanding of mental capacity within mental health legislation and professional decision making ~ Matthew Graham

The Approved Mental Health Professional role: From “unclean” to “honorary social worker” ~ Sarah Vicary

Who do you think you are? Hybrid Professionals, Boundaries and the Context of AMHP Practice ~ Caroline Leah

Lived experience and the boundaries between professionals and others ~ Neil Caton and Jen Kilyon

Reflective practice, truth-telling and safe spaces ~ Kevin Stone

Reflective supervision, emotional containment and the framing of self and others ~ Gill Robinson

Navigating communication boundaries: Statutory assessments as places for Shared Decision Making ~ Alec Stuart

Practice Education in statutory mental health placements: boundaries of knowledge theory and practice ~ Che McGarvey-Gill

Conclusion: Compulsory Decision-Making: Framing the Future ~ Jill Hemmington and Sarah Vicary