Mental health and mental illness are unique in the field of healthcare and bioethics. The nature of psychiatric disorders and its relationship with prevailing social and cultural factors, in addition to the unique status of the mental health patient, necessitate and specific discourse in biomedical ethics in the area of mental health.
This course will provide participants with a broad perspective of issues in bioethics applied to mental health and mental illness. You will examine the history of the psychiatric profession and consider the adequacy of current safeguards against the abuses of power seen in the history of the profession of psychiatry.
Other areas considered include the current ethical dilemmas in mental health care, the implications of technological advances in the neurosciences, the philosophical basis of the concept of mental disorder, the relationship between power and the psychiatric profession and the complex relationship between morality, mental health and the law.
Effective involvement in this course will enable students to:
Important: This short course is a variant of the unit of study, Ethics and Mental Health (BETH5205). It enables you to complete the unit without formal university enrolment. You will receive a certificate of completion, however, you will not receive credit points towards a University of Sydney degree.
|Application deadline||26 July 2019|
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