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The Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to applied research and scholarship in all areas of behavioral healthcare ethics. Housed at the University of Pennsylvania, the ScattergoodEthics Program is a regional and national effort that welcomes all those active in the field of behavioral healthcare.
The Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to applied research and scholarship in all areas of behavioral healthcare ethics. Housed at the University of Pennsylvania, the ScattergoodEthics Program is a regional and national effort that welcomes all those active in the field of behavioral healthcare.
The Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to applied research and scholarship in all areas of behavioral healthcare ethics. Housed at the University of Pennsylvania, the ScattergoodEthics Program is a regional and national effort that welcomes all those active in the field of behavioral healthcare.
The Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to applied research and scholarship in all areas of behavioral healthcare ethics. Housed at the University of Pennsylvania, the ScattergoodEthics Program is a regional and national effort that welcomes all those active in the field of behavioral healthcare.

Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care

 

Edited by Dominic Sisti, Arthur Caplan, Hila Rimon-Greenspan with a 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.

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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...

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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.

It seems however, that on balance, the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be extremely 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.  Read More...

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