Unpacking assisted admissions under the Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002

South African Family Practice

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Title Unpacking assisted admissions under the Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002
Creator Narsi, Kalpesh
Subject psychiatry; mental health assisted; admission; psychiatry; mental health; mental healthcare user; human rights; legislation; Mental Health Care Act 17
Description The Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002 (MHCA) is a progressive piece of mental health legislation that has the potential to transform mental health services by emphasising patient rights and promoting integration and accessibility. The MHCA allows for the care, treatment and rehabilitation of mental healthcare users, who lack the competence to consent but who do not refuse treatment to be managed as assisted users. This article unpacks the concept and procedure of assisted admissions, comparing it with other types of admissions described in the MHCA. Relevant clinical and legal factors influencing the assisted admission status are discussed. The article concludes with a description of the advantages and challenges of assisted care, together with recommendations for its implementation.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2022-04-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v64i1.5517
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 64, No 1 (2022): Part 2; 4 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Kalpesh Narsi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0