Kevin Stone

Kevin Stone
University of Plymouth | UoP · School of Health Professions

Doctor of Social Science

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Additional affiliations
March 2021 - present
University of Plymouth
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2020 - February 2021
Coventry University
Position
  • Managing Director
July 2019 - September 2020
University of the West of England, Bristol
Position
  • Head of Department
Education
September 2017 - February 2021
September 2009 - July 2016
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Social Sciences
September 2002 - July 2003
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Social Work

Publications

Publications (12)
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Research shows that tensions between family carers and professionals become acute where the issue of compulsory admission to hospital is at stake. In England and Wales, a specific family member is appointed to safeguard the interests of a person assessed under the Mental Health Act 1983. This currently occurs through the Nearest Relative (NR) role....
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Research shows that tensions between family carers and professionals become acute where the issue of compulsory admission to hospital is at stake. In England and Wales, a specific family member is appointed to safeguard the interests of a person assessed under the Mental Health Act 1983. This currently occurs through the Nearest Relative role. The...
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This article reports on an exploratory study comparing mental health social work (MHSW) in Europe. There has been very limited previous research comparing approaches to MHSW in Europe and so the aim of the study was to develop a better understanding of the similarities and differences between and, where relevant, within countries (referred to as ju...
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The coronavirus pandemic, referred to here as Covid-19, has brought into sharp focus the increasing divergence of devolved legislation and its implementation in the United Kingdom. One such instance is the emergency health and social care legislation and guidance introduced by the United Kingdom Central Government and the devolved Governments of Wa...
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Seeking ethical approval and conducting research in an ethical manner are necessary components of research with human participants. Using the experiences of four individual studies undertaken separately into the same role, that of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), this article critically examines the challenges for multi-site research...
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Involuntary detention is used internationally to detain and treat people who are deemed to have a mental disorder. In England and Wales, approved mental health professionals (AMHPs) co‐ordinate Mental Health Act assessments which allow for patients to be detained. AMHPs have legal duties to identify, inform and consult with a patient's nearest rela...
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Purpose Mental health and learning disability nurses have been eligible to become approved mental health professionals (AMHPs) since 2008, when the Mental Health Act 2007 was implemented. Despite this, there have been proportionally low numbers of these nurses pursuing the AMHP role. The purpose of this paper is to explore the experiences of these...
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The enactment of the Mental Health Act (MHA) 2007 introduced the role of the multidisciplinary Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) in England and Wales by amending The MHA 1983. The role can now be performed by a range of professionals including a psychologist, an occupational-therapist, a social worker or a mental-health/learning difficulti...
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The role of nearest relative (NR) is intended as a safeguard in the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007) to curb the excesses of professional discretion and protect patients from unwarranted compulsory hospitalisation. It is unique to the mental health compulsory detention process in England and Wales. There are, however, evident tensions in...

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