The Principles of Mental Health Law

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Lecture Overview

Healthcare professionals must balance necessity of treatment, duty of care and their patient's right to autonomy based on capacity. In this lecture, Associate Professor and mental health nurse practitioner Tim Wand explores how these three factors, along with the Mental Health Act, are taken into consideration when providing mental health treatment.


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Tim Wand is an Associate Professor and Nurse Practitioner in mental health with the University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District. His role combines clinical, teaching and research activities. Tim has extensive experience in emergency mental health and has published multiple research papers in this field. He has a particular interest in psychotherapeutic approaches for responding to people in states of acute agitation or distress.
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First Published26 February 2023
Updated26 February 2023
26 February 2025
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