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Class 29 - LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES q CIVIL COMMITMENT q CRIMINAL COMMITMENT q PATIENTS RIGHTS q ETHICAL GUIDELINES q ETHICS OF DIAGNOSIS AND

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LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES CIVIL COMMITMENT CRIMINAL COMMITMENT PATIENT’S RIGHTS ETHICAL GUIDELINES ETHICS OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
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Mental Health and the Legal System: An Overview Guided by ethical principles and state/federal law Shifting Perspectives on Mental Health Law Liberal era (1960 to 1980) – Rights of persons with mental illness dominated Neo-conservative era (1980 to present) – Emphasized limiting rights of mentally ill
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Mental Health and the Legal System: An Overview The Issues The nature of civil vs. criminal commitment Balancing ethics vs. legal considerations The role of psychologists in legal matters Rights of patients and research subjects
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Civil Commitment
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CIVIL COMMITMENT Civil Commitment Laws Address legal declaration of mental illness Address when a person can be placed against their will in a hospital or institution Such laws and what constitutes mental illness vary by state
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course CLP 4144 taught by Professor Jeremypettit during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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Class 29 - LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES q CIVIL COMMITMENT q CRIMINAL COMMITMENT q PATIENTS RIGHTS q ETHICAL GUIDELINES q ETHICS OF DIAGNOSIS AND

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