The Mental Health Act is an Ontario law which regulates the administration of Mental Health Care. The main purpose of the law is to regulate the involuntary admission of people into a psychiatric hospital. This order is intended to provide comprehensive treatment outside of a psychiatric facility. Moreover, this mental health act deals with reception, care, and treatment of mentally ill person’s and management of their property and related matters. It also regulates the administration of mental health care.
PURPOSES- The main purpose of this act to regulate the health of the mentally ill client.
1 It helps to promote the wellbeing of client and prevent the illness.
2 It helps in decision making for client around his or her property, finances and decision about personal care.
3 This Mental Health Act also establishes the regulatory bodies to govern and hold professional accountable.
4 It helps to maintain the standardised care of client.
5 It helps in early diagnosis and treatments of mental disorders.
6 It also support the comfortable environment for early recovery.
IMPACT OF MENTAL HEALTH ON PATIENT AND FAMILY HAVING MENTAL DISORDERS-
Mental illness seriously effects the health, wellbeing, education, physical health, housing, stigma, coping mechanism, to the client as well as on family. However, burden is the greatest impact on the client’s family. Second most important impact is emotional conflicts arises between the client and his or her family as well as relationship violence’s are also seen in some cases.
KNOWLEDGE OF ACT IMPACT ON NJURSING CARE OF PATIENT AND FAMILY HAVING MENTAL DISORDER-
Mental health nursing practice provides the ethical framework for the standardized care, assessment and evaluation of the client. It helps to maintain the boundaries to set therapeutic relationships with the client.
Knowledge also helpful for decision making for client. It acts as a guiding tool in providing care to client and also gives the rules and regulations.