Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland guide: Rights in Mind

The Mental Welfare Commission have published a May 2017 guide to ensure mental health patients have their human rights respected at key points in their treatment.

The guide – called Rights in Mind (pdf) – is a practical document that lists people’s rights when they are first admitted to hospital, when they are on the ward, when they are discharged and when they are treated in the community.

The pathway was designed in consultation with patients, relatives and staff with experience of adult acute care, and is both a reference guide and an improvement resource.

Rights in Mind is accompanied with a series of five short films showing interviews with ex-patients, nurses on pilot wards across Scotland, and the Commission.

Find out more at the Commission website.

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