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The use of Guardianship Orders

  • S. M. Benbow (a1) and E. Germany (a2)
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Guardianship Orders (GOs) are being applied more often in care of people suffering from mental illness (Hughes, 1991) and the elderly may have problems particularly suited to their use. Since many individual psychiatrists have little experience of GOs, we decided to examine our use of them. One of us had been involved in six orders over seven years working as a full-time consultant in the psychiatry of old age.

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Department of Health and Welsh Office (1990) Code of Practice Mental Health Act 1983, pp. 4246. London: HMSO.
Hughes, G. (1991) Trends in guardianship usage following the Mental Health Act 1983. Health Trends, 4, 145147.
Law Commission (1991) Consultation Paper 119. Mentally Incapacitated Adults and Decision-making: an overview, pp. 7887. London: HMSO.
Mental Health Act Commission (1989) Third Biennial Report 1987–1989. London: HMSO.
Wattis, J. P., Grant, W, Traynor, J. & Harris, S. (1990) Use of Guardianship under the 1983 Mental Health Act. Medicine, Science and the Law, 30, 313316.
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The use of Guardianship Orders

  • S. M. Benbow (a1) and E. Germany (a2)
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