Discussion, George Szmukler “Coercion in Psychiatric Treatment and Its Justifications”

The first PPRG meeting of the year will be Thursday, February 5. We will discuss George Szmukler‘s  “Coercion in Psychiatric Treatment and Its Justifications” and a commentary on it by Ken Levy and Alex Cohen entitled “Mental Illness, Dangerousness and Involuntary Civil Commitment.” We’ll meet in room 213 of Caldwell Hall from 7:00pm-8:30pm. If you plan to attend and would like a copy of the papers, please contact Dan.

Schedule for 2015

Happy New Year!

We are making a few of changes to Spring 2015 schedule. PPRG will meet on Thursdays this semester. We’re meeting once a month, instead of twice–meetings will be the first Thursday of each month this semester. Also, the readings will be drawn from our forthcoming volume Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives (Routledge).

Presentation: Daniel Moseley, “Gun Violence and Mental Disorders”

For the last PPRG meeting of the Fall 2014 semester, Daniel Moseley will give a presentation on gun violence and mental disorders. The talk will focus on ethical, legal and political issues that emerge from taking a public health perspective on gun violence. We’ll meet on Wednesday, November 19 at the usual time and place–7:00pm-8:30pm in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. Refreshments will be provided. There are no advance readings for this discussion. PPRG will resume meeting in January 2015.

Presentation: Abraham Nussbaum, “My doctor recommended pot: A decade of Mile High Mints, Mountain High Suckers, Honey Dabs, and how they have altered the patient-physician relationship in Colorado”

We are pleased to announce that Abraham Nussbuam will give a presentation on “My doctor recommended pot: A decade of Mile High Mints, Mountain High Suckers, Honey Dabs, and how they have altered the patient-physician relationship in Colorado” at the next PPRG meeting, which will be this Wednesday, November 5 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. Refreshments will be provided (he, he). RSVP to Dan if you plan to attend. There are no advance readings for this session.

Presentation: Warren Kinghorn, “The Political Science of Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Moral Defense of the DSM”

We are pleased that Warren Kinghorn (Duke, Divinity School and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) will present his paper “The Political Science of Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Moral Defense of the DSM” (which is forthcoming in a collection on philosophical issues in psychiatry that Gary and Dan are editing) at the next meeting of PPRG, which will be on Wednesday, October 22 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Dan (daniel.moseley@unc.edu) if you plan to attend or would like a copy of the reading.