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Nancy Potter
University of Louisville
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    How Can I Be Trusted?: A Virtue Theory of Trustworthiness.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This work examines the concept of trust in the light of virtue theory, and takes our responsibility to be trustworthy as central. Rather than thinking of trust as risk-taking, Potter views it as equally a matter of responsibility-taking. Her work illustrates that relations of trust are never independent from considerations of power, and that asking ourselves what we can do to be trustworthy allows us to move beyond adversarial trust relationships and toward a more democratic, just, and peaceful society.
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  2. The Virtue of Defiance and Psychiatric Engagement.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2016 - Oxford University Press.
    The Virtue of Defiance and Psychiatric Engagement argues that defiance sometimes is a virtue even for those with mental illnesses. It also argues that defiance is sometimes mistaken as a sign of mental disorder when it may have other, reasonable explanations. This book offers a nuanced and complex look at defiance, taking seriously issues of mental disorders while also attending to social contexts in which defiant behaviour may arise. Arguments are presented for how to understand defiance as different from noncompliance, (...)
     
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    Narrative Selves, Relations of Trust, and Bipolar Disorder.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2013 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 20 (1):57-65.
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    Civic Trust, Scientific Objectivity, and the Publicity Condition.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (8):57-58.
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    Empathic Foundations of Clinical Knowledge.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2013 - In K. W. M. Fulford (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter sets out several views of empathy that draw not only on psychology's literature but on philosophical and psychiatric writings. Empathy is a set of complex concepts involving perception, emotion, attitudinal orientation, and other cognitive processes as well as an activity that expresses character traits and, hence, one of the virtues. In other words, an examination of the philosophical and clinical literature reveals empathy to be not one unified concept but instead a set of related characteristics and qualities needed (...)
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    Personality Disorders: Moral or Medical Kinds—Or Both?Peter Zachar & Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2010 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (2):101-117.
    This article critically examines Louis Charland’s claim that personality disorders are moral rather than medical kinds by exploring the relationship between personality disorders and virtue ethics. We propose that the conceptual resources of virtue theory can inform psychiatry’s thinking about personality disorders, but also that virtue theory as understood by Aristotle cannot be reduced to the narrow domain of ‘the moral’ in the modern sense of the term. Some overlap between the moral domain’s notion of character-based ethics and the medical (...)
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    Valid Moral Appraisals and Valid Personality Disorders.Peter Zachar & Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2010 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (2):131-142.
    We are thankful for the opportunity to reflect more on the difficult problem of the relationship between moral evaluations and the construct of personality disorders in response to the commentaries by Mike Martin and Louis Charland. We begin by emphasizing to readers that this important problem is complicated by the different perspectives of the various disciplines involved, especially, philosophy, psychiatry, and psychology. Incredulity, anger, and dismay are among the reactions we encountered in discussions of these issues, especially with some mental (...)
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    Moral Tourists and World Travelers: Some Epistemological Issues in Understanding Patients' Worlds.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2003 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 10 (3):209-223.
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    Vice, Mental Disorder, and the Role of Underlying Pathological Processes.Nancy Nyquist Potter & Peter Zachar - 2008 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (1):27-29.
  10. The Mean for Understanding and Connection in the Clinical Context.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2003 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 10 (3):237-241.
    IN THINKING ABOUT the wonderfully helpful comments by Eric Cassell, Suzanne Jaeger, and Deborah Spitz, I find myself grappling with three central questions: How reliable a guide is world traveling? What kind of knowledge can be obtained by world traveling? and, What are the goals of treatment such that world traveling might be thought to serve a purpose? These questions arise from the insights, criticisms, and cautions the commentators provide, and I will weave together possible answers from ideas drawn from (...)
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    The Haunting and Mourning of Subaltern Voices in Psychiatry.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2020 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 27 (3):273-276.
    Sarah Kamens invites readers to consider ways that psychiatry is colonizing, drawing on the concepts of ghostwriting and voice-hearing as mirrored points of haunting in medical regimes. Her article is provocative and engaging, and she is spot on about some of the more concerning aspects of psychiatry. I suggest some ways that Kamens can expand on this work, but my emphasis is on ghostly and emergent voices of service users.I find myself wishing that Kamens would dig deeper into some of (...)
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    Commodity/Body/Sign: Borderline Personality Disorder and the Signification of Self-Injurious Behavior.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2003 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 10 (1):1-16.
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    The Interface of Ethics and Psychiatry: A Philosophical Case Consultation on Psychiatric Ethics on the Ground.Nancy Nyquist Potter & Rif El-Mallakh - 2019 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 26 (3):179-189.
    This case consultation offers three cases that illustrate a collaborative consultation model for psychiatric ethics that we have developed in outpatient clinic and in emergency psychiatry over the last 10 years. After we present these cases, we discuss three points of interest: 1) the characteristics we found to be important to our collaborative project, 2) the benefits of an integrative approach, and 3) ways that our collaborative moral reasoning developed our awareness of and sensitivity to ethical issues. We end by (...)
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    Uncertain Knowledge.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2007 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 14 (1):19-22.
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    The Politics of Fear.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2003 - The Acorn 12 (1):19-24.
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    Shame, Violence, and Perpetrators' Voices.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):237-237.
    Fostering shame in societies may not curb violence, because shame is alienating. The person experiencing shame may not care enough about others to curb violent instincts. Furthermore, men may be less shame-prone than are women. Finally, if shame is too prevalent in a society, perpetrators may be reluctant to talk about their actions and motives, if indeed they know their own motives. We may be unable accurately to discover how perpetrators think about their own violence.
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    What It Means to Treat People as Ends-in-Themselves.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2011 - American Journal of Bioethics 11 (10):6 - 7.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 11, Issue 10, Page 6-7, October 2011.
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    Embodied Agency and Habitual Selves.Nancy Nyquist Potter - forthcoming - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 20 (1):75-80.
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    Doing Right and Being Good: What It Would Take for People Living with Autism to Flourish.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2015 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 22 (4):263-265.
    Furman and Tuminello raise a central question about people living with mental illness: What kind of life is possible for them? Can one live a flourishing life even when struggling with a mental disorder? The authors draw on research studies to argue that a technique called Applied Behavioral Analysis can improve the lives of children with autism. One study, from 1987, found that 47% of children exposed to ABA attained normal IQ levels, adaptive skills, and social skills, and other studies (...)
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    Oh Blame, Where Is Thy Sting?Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2011 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 18 (3):225-230.
    I think that Hanna Pickard and I are in agreement that the dichotomy between ‘having’ and ‘not having’ control and conscious knowledge should be rejected. Personality disordered (PD) service users, like the rest of us, have degrees of not knowing and knowing, controlling and not controlling, such that pinpointing exactly when assignment of responsibility should enter into judgments of service users is murky and difficult. This position includes both metaphysical and epistemological issues in that it is a separate question whether (...)
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    Ethics Experts, Pedagogical Responsibilities, and Wishful Thinking: Revising the DSM.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2017 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 24 (3):203-206.
    Tamara Browne argues that many of the controversies that emerge in the process of revising DSMs could be solved by the creation of an Ethics Review Panel, similar to that of a research ethics committee. Members of such a panel would, in Browne's words, "help inform psychiatric classification". Browne's proposal is important on a number of levels, the most significant one being that it affirms the status of ethics as equal to that of science. An Ethics Review Panel would do (...)
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    Is the Construct for Human Affiliation Too Narrow?Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (3):363-364.
    The construct for affiliation in Depue & Morrone-Strupinsky's (D&M-S's) study is restricted to the interpersonal domain. This restriction is not found in other disciplines. It may be necessary in early stages of trait research. But the construct will need to be expanded to speak to the more complex, second-order affiliations of which humans are capable.
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    In the Spirit of Giving Uptake.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2003 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 10 (1):33-35.
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    Moral Evaluations and the Cluster B Personality Disorders.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2013 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 20 (3):217-219.
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    Aims, Methods, and Resources for Ethics Training.Rif El-Mallakh & Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2019 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 26 (3):215-217.
    We are pleased with the thought-provoking discussion that our article has stimulated. All of the discussants agree that the state of education and infusion of ethical principles and practices into psychiatric decision making is currently suboptimal. The ethical questions raised by the discussants, writ large, have been analyzed, reduced to a seemingly manageable 'core,' or expanded to capture nuance and subtlety, and it is invaluable for clinicians, patients, and others to explore them together.In modern times, where the prevailing Western ethical (...)
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    Querying the "Community" in Community Mental Health.Nancy Nyquist Potter - 2007 - American Journal of Bioethics 7 (11):42 – 43.
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  27. 2. From the Editors From the Editors (Pp. 1-10).Jennifer L. Hansen, Jennifer Radden, Nancy Nyquist Potter, Lisa Cosgrove, Carol Steinberg Gould, Gwen Adshead, Robyn Bluhm, Ginger A. Hoffman, Elleke Landeweer & Tineke A. Abma - 2011 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (1).
     
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