- 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
This chapter examines Confucian perspectives on psychiatric ethics by focusing on a family-based and family-oriented way of life. It first provides a background on Confucianism and Confucian familism, with emphasis on central concerns in the Confucian virtuous way of life including the integrity, continuity, and prosperity of the family. It then compares Confucian ethics with Western bioethics in terms of moral responsibility and individual autonomy in the context of family obligations and patient needs. It also discusses the Mental Health Act in China, which became effective in May 2013, and its restrictions on involuntary hospitalization within the context of Confucian ethics. The chapter considers two cases, one from mainland China and another from Australia, to illustrate Confucian psychiatric ethics at work in real life and highlight various issues that arise in contemporary clinical settings.
Ruiping Fan, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
Zhengrong Guo, Bayannuor Psychiatric Hospital, Inner Mongolia
Michael Wong is Principal Specialist Psychiatrist & Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry of School of Psychology & Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences at Monash University.
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