- International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry
- The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Why an Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics?
- Unique Ethical Challenges for Psychiatric Practice
- What Troubles Psychiatrists: How Psychiatrists View Ethical Dilemmas
- Putting Both a Person and People First: Interdependence, Values-Based Practice, and African Batho Pele as Resources for Co-Production in Mental Health
- The Dignity of the Psychiatric Patient
- Risk and Recovery: First-Person Account of Ethics in Relation to Recovery from Mental Illness
- Are Users and Survivors of Psychiatry Only Allowed to Speak about their Personal Narratives?
- 5150: On Unethical Privacy
- Stephen Weiner, Patient in the Mental Health System
- Was the Treatment of my Psychosis Fair and Just?
- The Necessity of Understanding
- Translation and Ethics in Psychiatry
- Access Denied: Dieter’s Struggle to Live in the World(s) of Others
- Freedom of Choice of Hospital for Psychiatric Admissions: A First-Person and Advocacy Account from Israel
- Timely Endings and the Ethics of “Being Heard”
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care
- Intellectual Disabilities: Expanding the Field of Vision
- Specific Populations: Pregnant Women
- Ethical Issues in Treating LGBT Patients
- Ethical Aspects in the Care of Intersex Patients
- Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Dangerous Psychiatric Patients
- Ethical and Contextual Issues when Collaborating with Educators and School Mental Health Professionals
- Medical-Surgical Psychiatry and Medical Ethics
- Ethical Issues in Mental Health Peer Support
- Ethical Issues in Older Patients
- Pre-Modern Ethics, Authoritative Narratives, and the Tribunal
- Justice, Fairness, and Mental Health Care
- The Indaba in African Values-Based Practice: Respecting Diversity of Values without Ethical Relativism or Individual Liberalism
- The Patient as an Autonomous Person: Hermeneutical Phenomenology as a Resource for an Ethics for Psychiatrists
- The Discourse of Clinical Ethics and the Maladies of the Soul
- Autonomy in Psychiatric Ethics
- Identity and Agency: Conceptual Lessons for the Psychiatric Ethics of Patient Care
- Rationality, Diagnosis, and Patient Autonomy in Psychiatry
- The Theory, Method, and Practice of Principlism
- Virtue-Based Psychiatric Ethics
- Feminist Psychiatric Ethics in the Twenty-First Century and the Social Context of Suffering
- Philosophical Pragmatism in Psychiatric Ethics
- Utilitarian Psychiatric Ethics
- Values-Based Psychiatric Ethics
- Islamic Perspectives on Psychiatric Ethics
- Jewish and Rabbinic Perspectives on Psychiatric Ethics
- Roman Catholic Perspectives on Psychiatric Ethics
- A Reformational Christian Overview on Suffering, Guilt, Failures, and Related Issues in Psychiatry
- Buddhist Perspectives on Psychiatric Ethics
- Confucian Perspectives on Psychiatric Ethics
- Religious, Spiritual, and Cultural Aspects of Psychiatric Ethics in Hinduism
- Author Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
Excerpts from an interview with Stephen Weiner, who recounts his experience in the mental health care system from being told he had an emotional disturbance as a child (1957–1958) to his work with a psychiatrist on strengthening his more rational self. As a child, he was not given a diagnosis, making it difficult to know how “objectively” to evaluate his condition. Probably little was known about the phenomenology of derealization and solipsism then. After college he decided to seek treatment for his growing depression and alcohol abuse under a method known as Rolfing. He describes his skepticism toward psychiatrists and allied professionals unwilling to explain the scientific basis of their treatment. He suggests that the switch to the biological model of mental illness, while mostly good, brought about new difficulties for patients. After seeing three different doctors, Weiner settled with a psychiatrist who offered relief and palliative care.
Stephen Weiner is a retired journalist and a member of the Independent Scholars Association, living in southern Oregon. He attended Carleton College and graduated from Stanford University. As a life-long consumer of mental health services, he is well-suited to speak to the recent history of attitudes among psychiatric care providers and changes in medications used for various diagnoses. He continues to work in mental health advocacy and publishes a small magazine, "The Suspicious Humanist."
Susanne Petermann graduated from Macalester College and continued her studies at Sonoma State University in California in creative arts therapies. She is planning to publish her translations of Rainer Maria Rilke's French poetry.
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