Psychiatry Injury in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v Ireland; R v Burstow
    • House of Lords
    • 24 Jul 1997

    In cases where the problem arises it is a matter of interpretation whether a court must search for the historical or original meaning of a statute or whether it is free to apply the current meaning of the statute to present day conditions. Statutes dealing with a particular grievance or problem may sometimes require to be historically interpreted.

    The proposition that the Victorian legislator when enacting sections 18, 20 and 47 of the Act 1861, would not have had in mind psychiatric illness is no doubt correct. But the subjective intention of the draftsman is immaterial. Moreover the Act of 1861 is a statute of the "always speaking" type: the statute must be interpreted in the light of the best current scientific appreciation of the link between the body and psychiatric injury.

  • King v Bristow Helicopters Ltd Re M
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Feb 2002

    From the point of view of the passenger or the owner of baggage or cargo, the imposition of liability without proof of fault on the carrier and the nullification of provisions relieving him of liability or restricting the amount of his liability are very significant advantages. From the point of view of the carrier too however there are significant advantages in the system laid down by the Convention.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • When language is maladaptive: recommendations for discussing self-injury
    • Nbr. 18-2, June 2019
    • Journal of Public Mental Health
    • 148-152
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to call on researchers and clinicians to carefully consider the terminology used when discussing non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and specifically the use of t...
    ......(2015), “The functions of nonsuicidalself-injury: converging evidence for a two-factor structure”,Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and MentalHealth, Vol. 9, p. 44.Lazarus, R.S. and Folkman , S. (1984), Stress, Appraisal, and Coping, Springer Publishing Company,New York, NY.Lewis, ......
  • An evaluation of the staff training within the trauma and self injury (TASI) programme in the National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women (NHSHSW)
    • Nbr. 15-2, May 2013
    • The Journal of Forensic Practice
    • 141-150
    Purpose: Patients in the National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women have a high prevalence of trauma and self injury. This highlights the need for specialised training of staff dealing with ...
    ......(1999), ‘ ‘Special women, special needs:a descriptivestudy of femalespecial hospital patients’’, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Vol. 10, pp. 34-45.Bosman, M. and Meijel, B. (2008), ‘‘Perspective of mental health professionals and patients on self-injuryin psychiatry: a ......
  • The EMDR DeTUR protocol for the treatment of self-injury in a patient with severe personality disorder: a case report
    • Nbr. 5-1, February 2019
    • Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice
    • 27-38
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment of an adult female patient detained within a high secure hospital with complex m...
    ...... posttraumatic stress disorder following single incident trauma: a multicentrerandomized clinical trial”,Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 58 No. 11, pp. 1219-28.EMDRIA (2017), “What is EMDR Therapy?”, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing InternationalAssociation, ......
  • At arms length: the development of a self‐injury training package for prison staff through service user involvement
    • Nbr. 6-4, December 2011
    • The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
    • 175-185
    Purpose: People who self‐injure present a serious concern for many healthcare providers and no more so than for those working in the female prison estate. Despite the prevalence of self‐injury and ...
    ......(2010), ‘‘Self-harm and medicine’s moral code: a historical perspective,1950-2000’’, Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 158-75.Crowe, M. and Bunclark, J. (2000), ‘‘Repeated self-injury and its management’’, International Review ofPsychiatry, ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a Risk Factor for Dementia
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Traumatic brain injuries are considered risk factors for other neurologic diseases such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy. A recently published, British Journal of Psychiatry article d...
    ......A recently published, British Journal of Psychiatry article discusses “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Risk Factor for ... any questions or concerns regarding PTSD and/or a traumatic brain injury, please contact Bruce Stern and the Traumatic Brain Injury ......
  • New Study Debunks Claim that Neuroplasticity is a Myth—the Later the Onset of Mild TBI, the Worse the Outcome
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The theory of neuroplasticity holds that the brain will change and adapt to different conditions including to childhood injuries. This theory is often challenged and sometimes referred to as a “myt...
    ...... new study by Seena Fazel and colleagues from the Department of Psychiatry at University of Oxford in the United Kingdom delivered data that supports ... identified all those who had sustained at least one traumatic brain injury up to the age of 25 and their unaffected siblings. The data sets used ......
  • Is Expert Witness Immunity About To Be Abolished? A Case Note On 'Paul Wynne Jones v Sue Kaney' [2010] EWHC 61 (QB)
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... provided negligent opinion evidence when she acted as Mr Jones' psychiatry expert in a previous personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic ......
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