Psychiatry 8 (12):465-7 (2009)

Authors
Fabian Freyenhagen
University of Essex
Abstract
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has put the assessment of mental capacity for decision-making at the forefront of psychiatric practice. This capacity is commonly linked within philosophy to autonomy, that is, to the idea, or ideal, of self-government. However, philosophers disagree deeply about what constitutes autonomy. This contribution brings out how the competing conceptions of autonomy would play out in psychiatric practice, taking anorexia nervosa as a test case. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 51,232
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Clarifying Capacity: Reasons and Value.Jules Holroyd - forthcoming - In Lubomira Radoilska (ed.), Autonomy and Mental Health. Oxford University Press.
Decision-Making Capacity and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.Peter Lucas - 2011 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 18 (2):117-122.
Beyond Mental Competence.Craig Edwards - 2010 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (3):273-289.
Autonomy and Mental Disorder.Lubomira Radoilska (ed.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
Capacity, Mental Mechanisms, and Unwise Decisions.Tim Thornton - 2011 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 18 (2):127-132.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-12-19

Total views
33 ( #291,739 of 2,329,878 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #193,102 of 2,329,878 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes