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Gatekeepers, proxies, advocates? The evolving role of carers under mental health and mental incapacity law reforms

This article explores the potential impact of the mental health and mental incapacity law reforms on carers. The reform proposals anticipate a number of overlapping and at times conflicting roles for carers (including those of gatekeeper, decision-making proxy and advocate), which is suggestive of an ongoing ambivalence toward the caring role at the level of ethics, policy and strategic planning.

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Additional Titles
Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
1469-9621;0964-9069
Resource Database
Social care online
Publication Year
2003
Issue Number
4
Volume Number
25
Start Page
355-368