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1st Edition

Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use

Edited By

David B. Cooper

ISBN 9781498767231
Published May 10, 2017 by CRC Press
382 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use aims to explore the comprehensive concerns and dilemmas occurring from mental health and substance use problems, and to inform, develop, and educate by sharing and pooling knowledge, and enhancing expertise, in this fast developing region of ethics and ethical care and practice. This volume concentrates on ethical concerns, dilemmas, and concepts specifically interrelated, as a collation of problem(s) that directly or indirectly affect the life of the individual and family. Whilst presenting a balanced view of what is ethically best practice today, this title challenges concepts and stimulates debate, exploring all aspects of the development in treatment, intervention and care responses, and the adoption of research-led best practice.

Table of Contents

About the editor  Other books by the editor List of contributors  Special acknowledgement  Acknowledgements  Terminology  Cautionary note   1. Setting the scene David B Cooper  2. What is ethics? Michael Robertson and Edwina Light  3. Practical and professional ethics Cynthia MA Geppert  4. Collectivism versus individualism Larry Purnell  5. Mental health-substance use Alyna Turner, Nola M Ries, and Amanda L Baker  6. Compassion, respect and dignity Cynthia MA Geppert  7. Culture and cultural dilemmas Geraldine S Pearson  8. Service provision: ethics in everyday practices of mental health-substance use Barbara J Russell and WJ Wayne Skinner  9. Policy Louise Nadeau  10. Informed consent Jacqueline Talmet  11. Practice John Richard Ashcroft and Siân Bensa  12. Electroconvulsive therapy Siân Bensa and John Richard Ashcroft  13. Human rights in mental health  Scott Macpherson and Dan Warrender  14. Gender: sensitive practice beyond binary divisions Agnes Higgins and Ailish Gill  15. The family: partners in mental health-substance use care and treatment  MJM Verhaegh and DPK Roeg  16. The young person Philip D James  17. The older adult Sarah Wadd  18. High risk sexual behaviour Sunita Simon Kurpad  19. Medical cannabis in mental health-substance use Kevin Reel, Jean-François Crépault, Gavin S MacKenzie, and Bernard Le Foll  20. Assisted death in mental health: our last, best judgement - assisted death for intolerable, irremediable suffering in mental health-substance use Kevin Reel, Rosanna Macri, Justine S Dembo, Sally Bean, Ruby Rajendra Shanker, Lucy Costa, and Robyn Waxman  20. End-of-life Jo Cooper  21. Small changes David B Cooper  Index

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David B Cooper has specialized in mental health and substance use for over 36 years. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Substance Use. He also served as an editor-in-chief of Mental Health and Substance Use. Seminal work includes Alcohol Home Detoxification and Assessment and Alcohol Use, both published by Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford. Mr. Cooper (2011) edited a series of six textbooks with the series title of Mental Health-Substance Use.


‘Every day people of all ages with mental health problems and drug and alcohol use issues present to emergency specialists and community services. They don't deserve, but often experience, poor service and disrespect from whom they seek help. These writers reveal and encourage the reader's understanding, skills, and ethics on how best to respond effectively to each person seeking their support. This book also helps others who are concerned with this issue to be a positive role model every day. I commend this important publication to students, practitioners, and others concerned with the ethics and morality of this human encounter. Thank you, David Cooper, for yet again publishing on another neglected topic in this field.’ – Dr. Charlotte de Crespigny, RN, BN, Grad.Dip.PHC (Addictions), PhD, adjunct professor, Adelaide School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide, South Australia

‘This book is an essential addition to the excellent series Mental Health–Substance Use and forms the foundation for ethical clinical practice of all health professionals. This book is particularly important in highlighting the need for dignity, respect, and compassion when working with one of the most vulnerable groups within our community. This practical guide is an invaluable tool for health professionals in all contexts of practice.’ – Lynette Cusack, RN, PhD, MHA, BN, Dip Applied Science – Nursing, Midwifery Cert.; associate professor, Adelaide School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide, South Australia