Ethics and Mental Health
The Patient, Profession and Community
To Be Published September 19th 2013 by CRC Press – 272 pages
Thought-provoking and stimulating, this fascinating new book integrates and builds upon a series of significant publications and papers and provides the reader with a comprehensive argument for a new approach to ethical dilemmas that will be of interest to all mental health professionals.
The book spans the range of moral conflicts and challenges from the story of Irmfried Eberl to modern-day neuroethical dilemmas around questions of enhancement of cognition and mood, borderline consciousness, free will, severe brain impairment, and the neural basis of free decision making and criminal responsibility.
Striking a balance between being erudite yet intensely practical, this book is an essential new text for all mental health professionals grappling with theoretical or indeed immediate and practical ethical and moral dilemmas.
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
Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment
Psychiatry across Cultures
Psychiatry and Popular Culture
Psychiatric Ethics in the Light of Neuroscience
Applied Mental Health Ethics
Power and Knowledge in Psychiatry
Salud Mentale: Social Agency and Argentine
Protecting the People
The Wretched of the Earth
Coda: Whither Psychiatry?