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Editorial beyond the hospital setting to cover Modernising mental compulsory treatment in community health services Ð Will settings. Paul Boateng highlighted the reform of the Mental importance of this in his opening presentation to the committee: Health Act be a help or a hindrance to recovery and ‘There is a responsibility on social inclusion? individual patients to comply with their programmes of care...non- In the last issue I discussed the compliance is not an option when prospects for recovery, social inclusion appropriate care in appropriate and employment in the light of the settings is in place.’ Government’s programme to modernise mental health services. After the Elsewhere he talked about achieving inadequacies of Safe, sound and a balance between the rights of supportive , I expressed some optimism individuals and the interests of the about the National Service Framework wider public, but it was clearly the wish which appears to have been written of ministers to respond to public with some understanding of the need to concern about the perceived dangers offer effective services that help people posed by untreated or non-compliant recover and get on with their lives. mental patients. So how is the other plank of the Government’s programme http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A Life in the Day Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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1366-6282
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10.1108/13666282200000011
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Abstract

beyond the hospital setting to cover Modernising mental compulsory treatment in community health services Ð Will settings. Paul Boateng highlighted the reform of the Mental importance of this in his opening presentation to the committee: Health Act be a help or a hindrance to recovery and ‘There is a responsibility on social inclusion? individual patients to comply with their programmes of care...non- In the last issue I discussed the compliance is not an option when prospects for recovery, social inclusion appropriate care in appropriate and employment in the light of the settings is in place.’ Government’s programme to modernise mental health services. After the Elsewhere he talked about achieving inadequacies of Safe, sound and a balance between the rights of supportive , I expressed some optimism individuals and the interests of the about the National Service Framework wider public, but it was clearly the wish which appears to have been written of ministers to respond to public with some understanding of the need to concern about the perceived dangers offer effective services that help people posed by untreated or non-compliant recover and get on with their lives. mental patients. So how is the other plank of the Government’s programme

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A Life in the DayEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 2000

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