Posted on: 28 August 2020

Two CNWL staff members, Gillian Buckley and Dr Shirish Bhatkal collaborated with Benjamin Clubbs Coldron and Sarah Frances, in this discussion article:

Supporting political rights for people in psychiatric rehabilitation: “Appropriate” political action in medicalized environments (published by the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.)

It seeks “to identify a number of ethical dilemmas that arise in psychiatric practice centring on the need to reconcile patient autonomy with paternalism and beneficence. It is argued that in the context of advancing political rights for residents of psychiatric rehabilitation facilities, these principles can often be incompatible. The focus of this paper is the implementation of policies aiming to improve and expand political opportunities for people with mental health challenges.”

Read it online.