The COVID-19 Pandemic presents unique challenges for patients with mental disorders, their care givers, mental healthcare professionals, and bioethicists. Professor John Z. Sadler and Professor Şerife Tekin engage in a productive exchange pertaining to ethical issues in psychiatric care in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In what follows you will read a psychiatric case shared by Professor Sadler based on his recent experience at his hospital and Professor Tekin’s reflections on the ethical issues involved in the case. It is important to note here that this exchange occurred on April 1
A guest piece by Jennifer Radden, PhD, formerly of University of Massachusetts, Boston, related to Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention, Volume 2, edited by Kelso Crasley and Jennifer Radden (Elsevier, 2019)
Since the turn of the twenty-first century there’s been spectacularly fast-growing and multi-pronged recognition of the worldwide costs of mental ill-health – costs magnified because they can be seen in several different lights. Most immediately, they must be reckoned with if we think ethically. They raise urgent concerns over
Review – Risk and Reasoning in Clinical Diagnosis
by Cym Anthony Ryle
Oxford University Press, 2019
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Review - The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
by Richard Gipps, Michael Lacewing (editors)
Oxford University Press, 2019
Review by Sebastian Petzolt, DPhil
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A Philosophical Inquiry
Prof. Tsou discusses numerous topics in philosophy of psychiatry, including addiction, the anti-psychiatry movement, and the intersection between philosophy of science and philosophy of psychiatry.
Awais Aftab, MD works at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare. He was recently a winner of the Jaspers Award. He writes for Psychiatric Times and blogs at A Myth in Creation.
Phoebe Friesen, Ph.D. recently joined the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University. She recently held a postdoc at the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford.
This is the first official philosophy and psychiatry postdoc in the USA, and shows the growth of the field.
Details are available here: https://philjobs.org/job/show/13562
The AAPP Executive Committee is working on a membership drive to bring more people into AAPP. This involves spelling out the benefits of membership.
One benefit is that AAPP members can post guest blog entries here on the AAPP blog. We have over 1500 followers on the blog, and blog entries reach many other people too.
If you want to guest blog please email Christian Perring at email@example.com
2020 AAPP Annual Conference: CALL FOR ABSTRACTSPhiladelphia PA: Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2020 Intuitions Meet Experiments: Methods in Philosophy of Psychiatry
Edouard Machery, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh
Miriam Solomon, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy at Temple University
Details at https://philosophyandpsychiatry.org/meetings-conferences/
Deadline is October 15, 2019