This study presents an overview of the relationship between biomedical policy and mental health. It explores a broad array of biomedical research and technology issues which impact mental health policy, and it examines how the very conduct of biomedical research and the use of its technology have implications for the mental health of people. Synthesizing mental health history, law, policy, and treatment, Donna Kemp highlights mental health and reproductive technology and research, prevention issues, identification of and intervention in cases of mental disability, and drug treatment and experimentation issues.
About the Author:
DONNA R. KEMP is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at California State University, Chico. She is the editor of International Handbook on Mental Health Policy (Greenwood, 1993) and the author of Mental Health in the Workplace (Quorum, 1994).