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Community treatment orders, community counselling orders and modecate police

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This paper describes Community Treatment and Counselling Orders (CTO's) and objections by mental health nurses to enforcing 'treatment' without the client's consent and subsequently taking away civil liberties on the grounds that the client may become a danger to themselves or others. It believes the 1990 NSW Mental Health Act went a long way to giving clients fairer treatment but with CTO provisions we have stepped back to 1959 where clients' homes have become extensions of hospitals. It argues that as the Act stands it leaves too many avenues for abuse by punitive and anxious staff and should be amended. Keyword: Legal

Author
York, Anthony
Source
The Lamp Volume 49 Number 4
Publisher
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Publication Date
1 May 1992
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Legal
Origin
Australia

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