Edited by Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan and Hila Rimon-Greenspan
Foreword by Paul S. Appelbaum
This book discusses some of the most critical ethical issues in mental health care today, including the moral dimensions of addiction, patient autonomy and compulsory treatment, privacy and confidentiality, and the definition of mental illness itself. Although debates over these issues are ongoing, there are few comprehensive resources for addressing such dilemmas in the practice of psychology, psychiatry, social work, and other behavioral and mental health care professions. This book meets that need, providing foundational background for undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses.
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Mental Health Reform in America: A Brief Biography of Thomas Scattergood
Thomas Scattergood had been speaking to fellow Quakers about mental illness. These conversations "awaked a tender, sympathetic feeling for the welfare of this afflicted class"
Scattergood himself was prone to sadness and withdrawal and was referred to as the “mournful prophet.” However, he was extremely dedicated to his work as a Quaker minister, and would persevere through God’s presence. In 1794 Scattergood set sail to England, where he would remain for six years. During Scattergood’s lengthy sojourn in English, he would preach, meet with fellow Quakers, visit schools, prisons and orphanages. Read More...
|Behavioral Healthcare & the Affordable Care Act|
The impact of the Affordable Care Act will be positive for both providers and consumers of behavioral healthcare. In addition to expanding insurance coverage, the ACA includes dozens of initiatives that reflect the core goals of recovery-based and patient-centered healthcare.