Depression: Law and Ethics by Charles FosterDepression: Law and Ethics by Charles Foster

Depression: Law and Ethics

EditorCharles Foster, Jonathan Herring

Hardcover | September 30, 2017

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Depression is amorphous. It defies easy generalization, and eludes medical and legal categories. Is it part of the self, or its predator? Can a sufferer be held responsible for their actions? This edited collection provides a holistic study of a protean illness.If the law is to regulate the lives of those who suffer from depression, it is vital that lawyers understand the condition. Drawing upon a wide-ranging expertise, this volume looks at depression from four viewpoints: that of the sufferer, the clinician, the ethicist, and the lawyer. Topics coveredinclude the cultural history of depression; causes, epidemiology, and diagnosis; the autonomy debate; criminal responsibility; public health law; depression in the workplace; depression and children; and assisted suicide.First-hand accounts from sufferers are followed by contributions from clinicians who say what depression is, outline its demography and therapeutic options, and indicate the legal and ethical problems that trouble them the most. The essays then go on to explore legal and ethical questions in depth.This collection is essential reading for lawyers seeking a broader understanding of depression, and non-lawyers seeking an insight into the difficulty law has engaging with the condition.
Charles Foster is a fellow of Green Templeton College and a practising barrister at Serjeants' Inn Chambers. He is a member of the faculty of law, a senior research associate at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and a research associate at the Ethox Centre and the Helex Centre, all at the University of Oxford. His books include: ...
Title:Depression: Law and EthicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:September 30, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Sufferers1. Iain McGilchrist: Depression is Like Nothing on Earth2. Jay Griffiths: Tristimania3. Charles Foster: On Being Not DepressedPart Two: Clinical4. Phil Cowen: Depression: Symptomatology, Diagnosis, and Classification5. Theodoros Bargiotas: The Aetiology of Depression6. German E Berrios and Ivana S Markova: A Cultural History of Depression7. Gemma Lewis and Glyn Lewis: The Epidemiology of Depression8. Anthony James: Depressive Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence9. Julian C Hughes: Depression in the Ill and the Dying10. Hugh Series: The Treatment of Depression: An Overview of the Physical Options11. Chris Williams and David Osborne: Treatment: An Overview of Talking TherapiesPart Three: Ethics12. Richard Ashcroft: Ethics and Depression: A Personal Perspective13. Jesse Wall: Being Yourself: Authentic Decision-making and Depression14. K W M (Bill) Fulford, David Crepaz-Keay, and Giovanni Stanghellini: Depressions Plural: Pathology and the Challenge of Values15. Paul Biegler: Is Treating Depression Just Like Treating Appendicitis?16. Rebecca Saracino, Melissa Masterson, and Barry Rosenfeld: The Impact of Depression on Healthcare Decisions: Autonomy, Capacity, and Competence17. Harry Minas: Depression in the Developing WorldPart Four: Law18. Mary Donnelly: Depression and Consent to Treatment: The Limits of a Capacity-based Approach19. John Coggon: Depression and Public Health Law: Ethics, Governance, and the Socio-Political Determinants of Health and Well-being20. Hugh Series: Legal Regulation of Treatment for Depression21. Arlie Loughnan: Depression in Criminal Law and Process22. Charles Foster: Depression and Civil Liability23. Alan Bogg and Sarah Green: Depression in the Workplace: An Employment Law Response24. Jonathan Herring: Depression and Children25. Richard Huxtable: Depression and Assisted Dying: Putting the Black Dog to Sleep?