Psychiatric power and authority: a scientific and moral defence

Shaun Parsons, Alan Armstrong

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Psychiatric services are facing a crisis in the post-modern world. The organisational failure of community care has been accompanied by a growing confidence in user-led initiatives and a growth in alternatives to the paternalism of psychiatric medicine. Construction of Power and Authority in Psychiatry explores some of the key philosophies and practical issues that will concern all mental health professionals as they move forward into the new millennium
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe construction of power and authority in psychiatry
EditorsPhil Barker, Chris Stevenson
ISBN (Print)978-0750638395
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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