HT20 New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar: Why is mental healthcare so ethically confusing? Clinicians and institutions from an anthropological perspective | University of Oxford

HT20 New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar: Why is mental healthcare so ethically confusing? Clinicians and institutions from an anthropological perspective

Speaker
Dr Neil Armstrong - Stipendiary Lecturer in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Magdalen College
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 19:00
Venue
St Cross College
61 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3LZ
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

This paper uses ethnographic material of NHS mental healthcare to raise some questions about autonomy, risk and personal and institutional responsibility.

My research investigates mental health. I am particularly interested in how the institutional setting shapes so much of mental healthcare. My research aims to find ways that we might improve healthcare institutions rather than just focusing on developing new healthcare interventions. I am also concerned with methodological questions: how anthropological work can be of clinical value, and how best to produce anthropological knowledge in an inclusive way.