The nearest relative (NR) is a key person under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) who has rights and responsibilities if their relative is detained in hospital or subject to a community treatment order (CTO) or guardianship. This quick guide is designed to help practitioners work with NRs effectively.
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Baim argues that "understanding adult attachment patterns can also help practitioners to more readily identify the behaviour patterns that the client uses to maintain safety and comfort and which also, in some cases, serve to keep the client stuck in behaviour that no longer serves them as adults". (Baim, 2015)
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