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Protective jurisdiction, patient autonomy and paramedics: the challenges of applying the NSW Mental Health Act

Townsend, Ruth; Luck, Morgan


Paramedics form part of the frontline response to mental health care in the community. Changes to mental health laws across the country have seen an increase in the role and responsibilities paramedics have in assessing, treating and managing mental health patients. The increasing complexity of the paramedic role associated with these changes requires a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and organisational requirements that accompany them. This paper will examine the relevant legislative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care


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