Psychiatric practitioners and other mental health professionals face a set of distinctive ethical questions that link into deep philosophical issues to do with the mind and the self. This module addresses a range of central issues in the area: how to define mental disorder and the relevance of neuroscience; humanistic approaches to understanding mental disorder; authenticity and treatment; ethical dilemmas concerning autonomy and psychopathology, particularly in relation to substituted decisions and advance directives; and the question of why mental disorder is taken to be relevant to moral and criminal responsibility.
Dr Jillian Craigie
2 hours / week
Module assessment - more information
3500 word essay