The mental health field is viewed by some as reluctant to tackle the problem of abuse. While ‘adult protection’ offers one way forward, the authors of this paper caution against over‐enthusiastic borrowing from this paradigm. Instead they argue that mental health services will only become intolerant of abuse when there is widespread acceptance of the role of power abuse in psychological distress and disturbance.
The Journal of Adult Protection – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 1, 2000
Keywords: Mental health; Abuse of power; Adult abuse; Social inequalities
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