New Book: Autonomy & Mental Disorder

A new book published in the popular OUP International Perspectives in the Philosophy of Psychiatry series might be of interest to our readers.

Autonomy and Mental Disorder“, edited by Lubomira Radoilska (Cambridge), is an exploration of the nature and value of the contested notion of autonomy, in relation to mental disorder and psychiatry. It contains papers on conceptual, ethical and legal issues concerning autonomy and how it may be impaired in people suffering from psychiatric conditions.

The book includes a chapter by Prof. Derek Bolton and myself, on the concept of mental disorder and impairments to autonomy, hence its promotion here.

The book will primarily be of interest to clinicians, particularly those frequently treating with patients who may have impaired capacity, philosophers, bioethicists, and those interested in the stigmatisation of mental illness.


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