The Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care is housed in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. The ScattergoodEthics Program aims to elevate the national conversation about the ethics of research, treatment, and delivery of behavioral health care.
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The Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care (ScattergoodEthics) is housed within the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.
ScattergoodEthics is dedicated to education, research, and resource development for the field of psychiatric, mental, and behavioral healthcare ethics. The program engages in scholarly research, trains and educates clinicians and scholars in mental and behavioral healthcare ethics, sponsors programs and public events, and promotes and advocates for greater attention to the ethical dimensions of diagnosis and treatment. ScattergoodEthics is funded in large part by the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation.
Dominic Sisti, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Renee Binder, M.D., University of California, San Francisco; Incoming President, American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club — ModeratorJuly 22, 2015
NOVEMBER 12, 2015 | Giving Asylum? The Ethics of Long-Term Care for People with Severe Mental Illness | SUNY Upstate Medical University
JULY 22, 2015 | A Debate on Treating Mental Illness: Should We Bring Back Asylums? | The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco | Listen
JUNE 11-13, 2015 | 7th Journal of Ethics in Mental Health Conference | Cobourg, Ontario
JUNE 7-9, 2015 | Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Association 1st Annual Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference | Detroit, MI
MAY 16-20, 2015 | 4th Annual Scattergood-APA Ethics Track | American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting | Toronto, ON