By Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan, Hila Rimon-Greenspan, Paul S. Appelbaum
This ebook discusses one of the most serious moral matters in psychological health and wellbeing care at the present time, together with the ethical dimensions of dependancy, sufferer autonomy and obligatory therapy, privateness and confidentiality, and the definition of psychological affliction itself. even though debates over those matters are ongoing, there are few finished assets for addressing such dilemmas within the perform of psychology, psychiatry, social paintings, and different behavioral and psychological future health care professions. This booklet meets that desire, delivering foundational historical past for undergraduate, graduate, courses.
Topics comprise significant questions equivalent to evolving perspectives of the morality and pathology of deviant habit; sufferer competence and the choice to refuse remedy; spotting and treating those who have suffered trauma; dependancy as affliction; the therapist’s accountability to file dangerousness regardless of sufferer confidentiality; and bounds for the therapist’s interplay with sufferers outdoor of remedy, even if within the type of tennis video games, gift-giving, or social media touch. For the main half the choices handle modern concerns in modern phrases, however the ebook additionally deals a couple of historical or vintage essays, together with Thomas S. Szasz’s arguable 1971 article “The Ethics of Addiction.” members comprise Laura Weiss Roberts, Frederic G. Reamer, Charles P. O’Brien, and Thomas McLellan.
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When allied with the fear, punitiveness, hostility, stigmatization, personal guilts, and pain often associated with such contested behaviors, it is hardly surprising that individuals exhibiting emotional and behavioral “symptoms” would not be consistently well served by the mechanism-oriented specific-entity style of legitimating and conceptualizing disease. And when there is no cultural consensus—as in regard to homosexuality or substance abuse—there is no basis for a nosological consensus. But it is equally, if ironically, inevitable that the powerful concept of disease specificity has been—and will continue to be—employed as a tool for the ideological management of problematic emotions and behaviors.
Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care : An Interdisciplinary Reader by Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan, Hila Rimon-Greenspan, Paul S. Appelbaum