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Aims and Learning Outcomes

  1. The module opens by examining two different approaches to ethical theorising: deontological and consequentialist
  2. Unit two considers the nature of professional expertise and how this constrains issues of professional as opposed to personal ethics
  3. Unit three examines the role of values in psychiatric practice
  4. Unit four looks at some of the legal issues surrounding the problems of capacity and autonomy for mental health practice
  5. Unit five returns to the problem of values and practice and asks to what extent our values may be incommensurable and how a notion of dissensus may be of use
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