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Medicalization of Female Sexual Desire
14 November 2019 – 17:00-18:30
Jacob Stegenga, University of Cambridge

Large Committee Room, Hodgkin Building, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London.If you do not have a KCL ID, please register (free) at this Link.

Medicalisation is a social phenomenon in which conditions that were once under legal, religious, personal or other jurisdictions are brought into the domain of medical authority.
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Offers, requests and certainties (in the prevention and treatment of cancer, for example)
28 November 2019 – 17:00-18:30
Stephen John, University of Cambridge

Bush House (S) 2.02, Strand Campus, King’s College London.If you do not have a KCL ID, please register (free) at this Link.

Doctors are sometimes permitted to give patients early detection tests which are not judged safe and effective enough to be used in screening programmes.
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On Validators for Psychiatric Categories
5 December 2019 – 17:00-18:30
Miriam Solomon, Temple University (USA)

Council Room, King's Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London.If you do not have a KCL ID, please register (free) at this Link.

The concept of a validator for a psychiatric category developed in the second half of the twentieth century and is still in use. Surprisingly, the term “validator” has never been explicitly defined in the psychiatric literature.
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Previous Events

Approaching Complex Capacity Assessments - Maudsley Learning
Tuesday 18th June & Wednesday 3rd July
Dr Nuala Kane, Dr Gareth Owen, Alex Ruck-Keene

The Masterclass is directed at any clinician who frequently encounters issues around decision-making capacity whilst caring for their patients, and so should be particularly interesting and useful to psychiatrists. Teachers include Dr Gareth Owen, academic psychiatrist, and Alex Ruck Keene, barrister and specialist in mental capacity law...
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Framing public mental health as a social right: a historical non-starter, but contemporary necessity?
Friday 19th January 2018
Peter Roderick

Social rights are human rights. The right to health is one of them, as are several social determinants of health, such as the right to housing and to decent work. For over 40 years, the UK has had legally-binding international obligations to achieve these rights progressively, but has not incorporated them into domestic law.
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Problems of Control: Alcohol Dependency & Mental Capacity Tests
Wednesday 23rd February 2018
Dr Jillian Craigie

This paper investigates the ability of mental incapacity tests to account for problems of control, through a study of the approach to alcohol dependency and a comparison with the approach to anorexia nervosa, in England and Wales.
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2017 Annual Sowerby Lecture
9 November 2017
Gareth Owen

Mental Health and Justice: Classical and Romantic perspectives

Psychiatry has long attracted interpretations from cool, detached perspectives valuing objectivity (Kraepelin, Freud, Beck) to hotter, embodied perspectives valuing subjectivity (Reil, Laing, Foucault)...

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Evidence and Objectivity: Evidence when n=1
Monday 30 October 2017
Nancy Cartwright and Sherri Roush

We have become accustomed to the idea that the evidence base in medicine comes in large part from population-based studies. But both in the clinical encounter and in legal proceedings, that evidence must be brought to bear on a case that involves a single individual...
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