11. Paternalism in Mental Health – When Boots are Superior to Pushkin

  1. Thomas W. Kallert2,3,4,
  2. Juan E. Mezzich5 and
  3. John Monahan6
  1. Tom Burns

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch11

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects

How to Cite

Burns, T. (2011) Paternalism in Mental Health – When Boots are Superior to Pushkin, in Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Aspects (eds T. W. Kallert, J. E. Mezzich and J. Monahan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470978573.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Park Hospital Leipzig, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Morawitzstrasse 2, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  2. 3

    Soteria Hospital Leipzig, Morawitzstrasse 4, Leipzig, 04289, Germany

  3. 4

    Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Fetscherstrasse 74, Dresden, 01307, Germany

  4. 5

    New York University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 5th Avenue and 100th Street, Box 1093, New York, NY, 10029-6574, USA

  5. 6

    University of Virginia, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660720

Online ISBN: 9780470978573

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Keywords:

  • Paternalism in mental health – when boots are superior to Pushkin;
  • Patient autonomy and the demise of paternalism;
  • Capacity and risk in mental health law;
  • Paternalism's continued existence;
  • Paternalism's philosophical legitimacy;
  • Conflicting moral principles;
  • Political theory;
  • Economic theory

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Patient autonomy and the demise of paternalism

  • Capacity and risk in mental health law

  • Paternalism's continued existence

  • Paternalism's philosophical legitimacy

  • Conflicting moral principles

  • Political theory

  • Economic theory

  • The feminist critique of autonomy and paternalism

  • Not dead and gone

  • Acknowledgements

  • References