Forthcoming

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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Previous Events

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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