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|Title:||The rights of persons with mental disorders|
Cachia, John M.
Mental health laws -- Malta
|Publisher:||Medical Portals Ltd.|
|Citation:||Camilleri, M. & Cachia J.M. (2014). The rights of persons with mental disorders. The Synapse, 13(2), 14-15|
|Abstract:||Reference is made to the paper by Dr Anthony Zahra and Dr Nigel Camilleri entitled “An Overview of the New Mental Health Act for the Maltese Islands” published in the The Synapse Magazine, Volume 13 Issue 01. The authors here submit their comments, remarks and clarifications from a patient rights’ perspective. In the previous article, the authors suggest that a specific reference to either the World Health Organisation International Classification of Diseases or the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders could provide more definite guidance to users of the Mental Health Act. However if legislation is too prescriptive or prefers one international classification over another, then it may diminish clinical autonomy and as a result hamper rather than guide the service provider. As a result this may negatively impact the beneficiary of the service.|
|Description:||This article is a reaction paper to a previous article published in The Synapse 2014 Volume 13 Issue 1 which can be found through this link : https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/13822|
|Appears in Collections:||The Synapse, Volume 13, Issue 2|
The Synapse, Volume 13, Issue 2
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