Psychiatric Ethics: A History

In Psychiatric Ethics 5th Edition. New York, NY, USA: (forthcoming)
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The chapter traces the history of psychiatric ethics with a focus on the emergence of autonomy and how assumptions and thresholds surrounding informed consent and decision-making capacity have changed over the centuries. Innovators like Philippe PInel and William Tuke are featured in this account of how the 'mad' and the abuses of the 'domestication paradigm' of madness eventually gave way to more humanitarian approaches of treating the 'mad', like moral treatment. The chapter closes with a brief reflection regarding the limits of autonomy and the decline of paternalism in psychiatric ethics.
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