• World Psychiatry, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2019

    The latest issue of World Psychiatry, Volume 18, Issue 1 (February 2019), features several articles on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and capacity, and are free to access here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/20515545/2019/18/1

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  • Legal capacity, mental capacity and supported decision-making: Report from a panel event

    Online publication of a collaborative paper ‘Legal capacity, mental capacity and supported decision-making: Report from a panel event’ in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. Authors: Jillian Craigie, Michael Bach, Sándor Gurbai, Arlene Kanter,  Scott Y.H.Kim, Oliver Lewis, Graham Morgan Abstract Against a backdrop of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities having been

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  • Event: 2017 Annual Sowerby Lecture

    Mental Health and Justice: Classical and Romantic perspectives Lecture: Gareth Owen 9 November 2017 – 19:30-21:00 New Hunt’s House, Theatre 2 New Hunt’s House, KCL Guy’s Campus – London Psychiatry has long attracted interpretations from cool, detached perspectives valuing objectivity (Kraepelin, Freud, Beck) to hotter, embodied perspectives valuing subjectivity (Reil, Laing, Foucault). These two perspectives (‘classical’

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  • Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

    Is mental capacity in the eye of the beholder? The law, at least in England and Wales, divides adults [1] into those who have the mental capacity to make decisions and those who do not. This distinction is crucial, and underpins health and social care practice, not least as it answers the questions: (1) can

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