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1.1. What is this paper for?
1.2. Will the new Act help to make things better?
1.3. What has already happened?
1.4. What is going to happen next?
1.5. How can I get involved?
2. POLICY AND RESEARCH CONTEXT
2.1. Aims of this document
2.2. Mental Health Law in Scotland has changed
2.3. Mental Health Policy in Scotland
2.4. The National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being
2.5. Service readiness for the new Act
2.6. Information to support Mental Health Law Policy development and implementation
2.7. The Mental Health Law Research Programme
2.8. Challenges in conducting research in the area of mental health problems
2.9. Addressing research challenges
3. WILL THE NEW ACT HELP TO MAKE THINGS BETTER?
3.1. What we need to know about how services worked under the 1984 Act?
3.2. Quantitative Baselines
3.3. Qualitative Baselines
3.4. What we already know about the impact the Act might have
3.5. What we will want to know as the new Act goes into operation
4. VIEWING CARE AND TREATMENT PATHWAYS AS A JOURNEY
4.1. Understanding the Process
4.2. Viewing care and treatment as a process or journey
4.3. A: Episode or Period that Leads to Compulsion
4.4. B: The Tribunal Process
4.5. C: Post-Tribunal arrangements and Compulsory Care and Treatment
4.6. D: Discharge from Compulsion
4.7. E: Periods of Stability / Non-Compulsion
5. TRANSLATING RESEARCH QUESTIONS INTO RESEARCH PROJECTS
5.1. The operation and impact of the Acts new provisions
5.2. Cohort Study: the impact of the new Act on the lives of service users subject to compulsory measures, their carers and service professionals
5.3. Joint Local Implementation Plan process
5.4. Restricted patients
5.5. Impact on the Roles, Relationships and Views of Service Professionals
5.6. Impact on services to informal patients
5.7. Economic Analysis
5.8. Scottish Executive Mental Health Division Action Matrix
5.9. Being responsive to changing research needs
6. GETTING INVOLVED AND LINKING WITH THE WORK OF OTHERS
6.1. Informal research network
6.2. Ideas for Research
6.3. Research Database
6.4. Please take part
ANNEX 1: Expression of Interest
ANNEX 2: The Mental Health Division Action Matrix
The Mental Health Law Research Update and Agenda was developed by researchers within the Scottish Executives Health Department; Analytical Services Division. Jamie Pitcairn and Angela Hallam would like to acknowledge the input of Dr Rosemary Rushmer in drafting the initial document and would also like to thank all those who contributed to the development of this document.
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
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