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Reform of the Mental Health Act 1983: the Green Paper

  • A. S. Zigmond (a1)
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The profession awaits the Government's White Paper on a new Mental Health Act (MHA) with trepidation. At the time of writing, the closing date for consultation on the Green Paper (Department of Health, 1999a) has passed. None the less, discussion and lobbying must continue.

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Reform of the Mental Health Act 1983: the Green Paper

  • A. S. Zigmond (a1)
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