Report of the Expert Group on the review of the Mental Health Act 2001: what does it mean for social workers?
|dc.identifier.citation||Kelly, B (2016) "Report of the Expert Group on the review of the Mental Health Act 2001: what does it mean for social workers?" The Irish Social Worker Spring 2016, (p. 41-44).||en|
|dc.description||Involuntary psychiatric admission and treatment in Ireland is governed by the Mental Health Act 2001. In 2015, the Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 proposed 165 reforms which, if implemented, will bring substantial changes to psychiatric care in Ireland. The present article focuses on involuntary psychiatric admission and treatment, and outlines (a) current law governing this area; (b) general reforms proposed by the Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001; and (c) some of the proposed changes that specifically affect social workers, including developing the role of authorised officers, and enhancing requirements for multi-disciplinary input to certain decisions regarding involuntary admission and treatment. This period of reform offers valuable opportunities for social workers and others to help further protect and promote the rights of the mentally ill.||en|
|dc.publisher||Irish Association of Social Workers||en|
|dc.subject||MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER||en|
|dc.title||Report of the Expert Group on the review of the Mental Health Act 2001: what does it mean for social workers?||en|
|dc.contributor.department||Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin||en|
|dc.identifier.journal||The Irish Social Worker||en|