With the development of society, more and more people, especially people engaged in the intensive job, get into trouble in mentality. Moreover, there are many Psychiatric patients for various causes. However，few of them will admit themselves to be psychopath. As the problems accumulate, suicide events become more frequent. It makes a great attraction of society. To relive the tension，Community treatment orders(CTO) that are provided for by the Mental Health Act 1986 (the Act) spring up. Most countries begin to use Community treatment orders, which bring the controversy among people. This essay will firstly discuss the benefit of Community treatment orders，what work it entrusts to us after all. Following this, it will display the risk of it, every coin has two sides, we should look into both aspects. Subsequently, it will talk about what the role of nurses，including the responsibility for nurses. Finally, there will show how the scholar treats this orders.
Benefits of Community treatment orders
The report has said that CTOs have been implemented in Saskatchewan (1995), Manitoba (1997) and British Columbia (1999). Internationally, CTOs have been implemented in the United States (41 states), in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, such a wide range of applications to show that it still has benefits. Owing to the rejection to treat from most people who have mental ill, maybe there are such reasons. First of all, in their opinions, receiving treatment in special hospital just because of mental illness Then, the expense is another important factors. As we all know，only for such a small cold, it costs people 700 dollars to treat. Therefore, high expense will bring citizens flinch to have hospital treatment. Luckily, CTO exactly solve these misgivings. For patients, on the one hand, they can access to treatment timely, and without worrying about fare. On the other hand, it is convenient for their relatives to drop by and take care of. If a psycho geriatric nursing home is not part of a gazette approved mental health service, the person can be placed on a community treatment order to receive the required treatment. To society, it’s a useful way to reduce the burden of the large hospital, make full use of social resources，and promote social harmony. From a further view，CTO also can reduce unemployment, for their needs plenty of nurses, professional Psychiatrists, mental health practitioners and so on. The legislation rules that person on a community treatment order cannot be admitted to a private psychiatric hospital, which detract the disputes with private hospital. Someone is afraid that their rights and interests cannot be guaranteed. The fact proves that it is an unnecessary anxiety. According to the law(Victorian CTO guideline) contains that a person on a community treatment order, a community visitor, or anyone who satisfies the board they have a genuine concern for the person may appeal to the board regarding a person’s involuntary status at any time. The board must commence the hearing of an appeal without delay. Seeing it, if we want to state or request, Mental Health Review Board is a useful spot to help us. In term of it, the country has launched a lot of fund, so it does not need for large capital. According to the survey, since 1995, certain government has invested $263M to provide the best possible access to high quality mental health care to the people of this province.In these ways, CTOs reduce hospitalization, increase treatment compliance, decrease victimization of mentally ill persons in the community and decrease violence against members of the public.From these aspects, it’s a win-win policy.