Mind, Medicine & Morals: The ethics of psychiatry and mental health care

July 5, 2018 - July 7, 2018
Anscombe Bioethics Centre

St Anne's College, 56 Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6HS
United Kingdom

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Patricia Casey
University College Dublin
Paul Farmer
Jonathan Herring
University of Oxford
Sheila Hollins
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Anscombe Bioethics Centre
American Psychiatric Association
Willem Lemmens
University of Antwerp
Julia Sinclair
University of Southampton
Illina Singh
University of Oxford
Trevor Stammers
St Mary's University College, Twickenham


David Albert Jones
Anscombe Bioethics Centre
University of Oxford

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It is a truism that mental health care does not receive the attention or resources devoted to care of physical health. This applies not only to clinical services and research but also to research and reflection on medical ethics and law. Healthcare ethics tends to focus on matters of life and death, especially at the beginning and end of life, and sometimes on the treatment of those whose cognitive capacity is diminished by illness or disability, but much less on mental health per se. The present conference seeks to redress this balance with discussion of a wide range of topics including:

  • Resource allocation and mental health
  • Ethical issues in forensic psychiatry
  • Ethics of research in psychiatry
  • Compulsory treatment of mental illness
  • Mental illness and moral responsibility
  • Assisted suicide for psychiatric reasons
  • Mental health effects of sexual abuse


Residential and non-residential rates are available. Early bird discount for bookings before 1 Mar 2018. 

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The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is an independent research institute in bioethics based in Oxford. It is the UK's oldest national research centre in bioethics (est. 1977) and engages in scholarship, public debate and education.

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