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Ethics and Mental Health

The Patient, Profession and Community, 1st Edition

By Michael Robertson, Garry Walter

CRC Press

290 pages

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The field of ethics is expanding and has assumed new significance as a compulsory part of study for psychiatrists and all mental health professionals. Ethics and Mental Health: The Patient, Profession and Community presents a new approach to these ethical dilemmas that have become an increasing part of modern practice.The book begins by exploring c

Table of Contents

A New Methodology for Mental Health Ethics. Methods of Ethical Reasoning in Psychiatry. Psychiatric Professional Ethics and the Social Contract. Communitarian Ethics and the Social Construction of Moral Agency. Moral Agency in Psychiatry. Contextual Influences. Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment. Psychiatry across Cultures. Neoliberalism. Psychiatry and Popular Culture. Psychiatric Ethics in the Light of Neuroscience. Applied Mental Health Ethics. Reappraisals. Power and Knowledge in Psychiatry. Salud Mentale: Social Agency and Argentine Psychiatry. Protecting the People. The Wretched of the Earth. Coda: Whither Psychiatry? Index.

About the Authors

Clinical Associate Professor Michael Robertson is a community-based psychiatrist with special expertise in civil forensic psychiatry. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on ethics, psychological trauma, and philosophical aspects of psychiatry. His PhD examined ethics and PTSD and in 2009 he was appointed Clinical Associate Professor of psychiatric ethics at the University of Sydney, where he coordinates the mental health ethics unit of study in the Sydney Bioethics Program. His varied research interests include values-based practice, involuntary psychiatric treatment, and the practice of psychiatry in Nazi Germany.

Professor Garry Walter is Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Sydney and is also Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Northern Sydney Local Health District, and long-standing Editor of the journal Australasian Psychiatry. Professor Walter has published over 300 articles and has won a number of key research awards. His major research interests are in mood disorders in young people, physical treatments in psychiatry, genocide and severe trauma, psychiatric stigma, use and abuse of media, publishing processes and ethics. His PhD was on the use of electroconvulsive therapy in the young. In 2012, Professor Walter was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to medicine.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health