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dc.creatorSarkar, Jaydipen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:00:37Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:00:37Zen
dc.date.created2004-04en
dc.date.issued2004-04en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationIndian journal of psychiatry 2004 Apr; 46(2): 104-14en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=A+New+Mental+Health+Act+for+India+:+An+Ethics+based+Approach.&title=Indian+journal+of+psychiatry+&volume=46&issue=2&spage=104-14&date=2004-04&au=Sarkar,+Jaydipen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/991262en
dc.description.abstractThe paper makes the case for a new mental health act for India in view of the deficiencies of the current act. It argues that any new mental health act must be grounded in sound ethical principles, value basic human rights, provide powers to those who treat mental disorders and reflect the values and trends of the modern world. It favours a quasi-legal system with opportunities for independent scrutiny, allows treatment consistent with ethical and legal principles, one that makes way for a more transparent and accountable system. Such a system, the paper asserts, will be legally, ethically and clinically relevant, responsive, accessible and available at the time of need and therefore user-friendly. It recommends the linkage of the act with existing mental health policies of the government, thereby making the act powerful and interwoven in the tapestry of health care delivery initiatives of the government.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:272030en
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectHealth Care Deliveryen
dc.subjectHuman Rightsen
dc.subjectMental Disordersen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectTrendsen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.subject.classificationNeurosciences and Mental Health Therapiesen
dc.titleA New Mental Health Act for India : An Ethics Based Approachen
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