Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry reviewed by Michael Flexer

‘Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry’ by Paul Brodwin (University of California Press, 2013). At the heart of this impressive ethnographic study of the pseudonymous ‘Eastside Service’ lies a simple question: what is – or might be – ‘everyday ethics’ for community mental health care?  Anthropologist Read more…

Is psychiatry dying? The contemporary ‘legitimation crisis’ in psychiatry – Alistair Morgan (Durham University, 26 March 2014)

‘Is psychiatry dying? The contemporary ‘legitimation crisis’ in psychiatry’ Dr Alistair Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Sheffield Hallam University A Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis presentation Wednesday 26th March 2014, 5.30 – 7 pm Room ER143, Elvet Riverside Durham University, DH1 3JT This talk explores the contemporary “legitimation crisis” in psychiatry. Read more…

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives (CfP, Postgraduate & ECR Conference, Birkbeck, 16-17 May 2014)

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May 2014 Birkbeck College, University of London Chair: Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck In recent years, historians of psychiatry have heeded Roy Porter’s call to produce psychiatric histories from the patient’s point of view.  Studies have moved on from focusing on medical discourse Read more…