Recovery of people with mental illness : philosophical and related perspectives /

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Imprint:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Description:1 online resource (328 pages)
Series:International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry
International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry.
Subject:Mentally ill -- Rehabilitation.
Mental illness -- Philosophy.
Mental Disorders -- rehabilitation.
Mental Health.
Mentally Ill Persons.
MEDICAL -- Mental Health.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Clinical Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- General.
Mental illness -- Philosophy.
Mentally ill -- Rehabilitation.
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Electronic books.
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Other authors / contributors:Rudnick, Abraham.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:It is only in the past 20 years that the concept of 'recovery' from mental health has been more widely considered and researched. Before then, it was generally considered that 'stability' was the best that anyone suffering from a mental disorder could hope for. But now it is recognised that, throughout their mental illness, many patients develop new beliefs, feelings, values, attitudes, and ways of dealing with their disorder. The notion of recovery from mental illness is thusrapidly being accepted and is inserting more hope into mainstream psychiatry and other parts of the mental health care.
Other form:Print version: 9780199691319
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Preface: background and overview; Acknowledgements; About the authors; List of abbreviations; Overview of Chapter; 1 Introduction; Section 1: First-person accounts in relation to recovery; 2 Life beyond psychiatry; 3 A wellness approach to mental health recovery; 4 Families and patients with mental illness: on the recovery road; Section 2: Historical, epistemological, and metaphysical aspects of recovery of people with mental illness; 5 Benevolence and discipline: the concept of recovery in early nineteenth-century moral treatment.
  • 6 The epistemological basis of personal recovery7 Contrasting conceptualizations of recovery imply a distinct research methodology; 8 Cultural contexts and constructions of recovery; 9 Recovery and hope in relation to schizophrenia; 10 Recovery, narrative theory, and generative madness; 11 From being subjected to being a subject: recovery in relation to schizophrenia; Section 3: Justice and other ethical aspects of recovery of people with mental illness; 12 Some social science antinomies and their implications for the recovery-oriented approach to mental illness and psychiatric rehabilitation.
  • 13 Recovery and the partitioning of scientific authority in psychiatry14 Being ill and getting better: recovery and accounts of disorder; 15 Is recovery a model?; 16 Considering recovery as a process: or, life is not an outcome; 17 Recovery and stigma: issues of social justice; 18 Recovery and advocacy: contextualizing justice in relation to recovery from mental illness in East Asia; 19 Ethical and related practical issues faced by recovery-oriented mental healthcare providers: a risk-benefit analysis; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.