Delusion and spiritual experience: a role for cultural values in mental health? | University of Oxford

Delusion and spiritual experience: a role for cultural values in mental health?

Speaker
Professor Bill Fulford, Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar
Event date
Event time
17:15 - 18:45
Venue
Stanford University Centre
Stanford House
65 High Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4BA
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
No
Booking required
Not required

Mental health, like other areas of medicine, is set to benefit from dramatic advances in the biological and medical sciences - yet values (what matters or is important to those concerned) are key to the differentiation between pathological delusions and positive spiritual experiences. The discussion will explore, from both philosophical and medical perspectives, how values and science come together in mental health indicating, in particular, the role of cultural values in how delusions are experienced and hence how they impact on the lives of those concerned.