Author(s):Dr Caroline Donnelly, Ms Bernadette Hamilton, Dr Róinin McNally and Dr Peter Sloan
CPD domain:Academic, Clinical, Professional
This module will be of interest to people who use mental health services, their families and carers as well as professionals with duties and responsibilities under the legislation.
The Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 recognises that an individual with a mental disorder may at certain times, because of their illness or condition be potentially vulnerable. The Order therefore contains a number of provisions to protect their rights and these will be described in the module.
The Order gives others powers to intervene in a way that may interfere with some of the patient’s human rights, including liberty, and offers compensatory protections through its processes.
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