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British Journal of Psychiatry

Find links to free online resources that offer practical guidance for health and social care staff who want to find out more about human rights and how they can observe human rights in their work.

Overview of content:

Published monthly by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It covers all branches of the subject, with particular emphasis on the clinical aspects of each topic. In addition to a large number of authoritative papers from both the UK and around the world, the journal includes editorials, review articles, commentaries on contentious articles, short reports, a comprehensive book review section and a lively and well-informed correspondence column.

Journals

The monthly journal is essential reading for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and all professionals with an interest in mental health.

Audience Relevant service areas Coverage of human rights
Service managers NHS Right to life
Right to liberty and security
Right to a fair trial
Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment
Respect for your private and family life, home and correspondence

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Examples:

  • The Human Rights Act and Mental Health Legislation - concerning mental health law and detention with reference to the Human Rights Act. Appendix 2 of the paper contains cases involving the Mental Health Act 1983 in the first year of the Human Rights Act 1998.