Book review: A Clinician’s Brief Guide to the Mental Health Act

Now in its fourth edition, this brief guide to the Mental Health Act 1983 is a valuable resource.

A Clinician’s Brief Guide to the Mental Health Act

Tony Zigmond and Nick Brindle

RCPsych Publications

£18 | 180pp

ISBN: 9781909726628

This brief guide to the Mental Health Act 1983 guides the reader through a concise history of common and statutory law.

It is illustrated with relevant and applicable content, helping to bring to life the process of decision making and the application of the act.

The book also highlights the complexities of work for frontline clinicians.

Eloquently written, the book is accessible and user friendly. It is a must-read for all nurses working in mental health, whether in hospitals, communities or the prison service.

It would also be a valuable resource for lecturers, nursing students, those working in adult safeguarding and anyone with a professional interest in the act.



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