Book: ‘Men in White Coats’: Treatment under Coercion

My book ‘Men in White Coats’: Treatment under Coercion, was published in November 2017. It shows how conventional mental health law discriminates against people with a mental illness when compared to all other patients in healthcare, how such law gives expression to discriminatory stereotypes of people with mental illness, and proposes a non-discriminatory framework, a ‘fusion law, that places all patients on an equal standing. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is taken into account in establishing the framework.

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About George Szmukler

About George Szmukler

I am a psychiatrist who started practice in this field as a trainee in 1972. I retired from clinical work in 2012 but continue with my academic interests. I am now Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Society at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.