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Question 2: 

The statements below explain the application of Mental Health legislation to an enrolled nurses’ own work practices and health care setting. In understanding what the key features of Mental Health legislation represent, match a key feature to the most appropriate statement.

 

Key Features:

Confidentiality

Objective

Involuntary review process

Community treatment orders

Involuntary admission

Admission procedures

Consumer rights

Seclusion and restraint

Role of the mental health practitioner

Consent
Key Feature

Statement

  Compulsory treatment in the least restrictive manner.
  An example of this is to protect the civil rights of those persons with a mental health condition.
  These are detailed in the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, and include the right to access, safety, respect, communication, participation, privacy and comment/feedback.
  Is applied to a consumer with a mental illness who requires inpatient treatment, and they are not giving their consent.
  Requires being seen by an authorised medical officer as the first step.
  Provides authorisation of care in the best interest of the person with a mental health condition and is guided by the mental health act.
  All health workers must respect the client’s right to privacy and not divulge personal or medical information gain in the process of caring for a client in a healthcare setting, this is regardless of the clients admission status.
  Are to be applied as a last resort and must be authorised.
  A procedure by which the client’s status is reviewed in a regulated and timely manner to ensure least restrictive care is applied in the best interests of the person with a mental health condition and the public.
 

A person can give informed consent if they:

  • have capacity to give informed consent to the treatment or medical treatment proposed
  • have been given adequate information to enable the person to make an informed decision
  • have been given a reasonable opportunity to make the decision
  • have given consent freely without undue pressure or coercion by any other person
  • have not withdrawn consent or indicated any intention to withdraw consent.
  • The Mental Health Act permits an authorised psychiatrist to make a treatment decision for a patient who:

    • does not have capacity to give informed consent to the treatment proposed by the authorised psychiatrist or
    has capacity to give informed consent to the treatment proposed by the authorised psychiatrist but has not given informed consent to that treatment.
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