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
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.