JEMH Open Volume

Submissions are welcomed at any time, and if accepted, will be published immediately following the revision process.

The review process will be completed within 1 to 3 months.

Submissions for four sections ("Articles", "Frontline Perspectives", "Benchmark", "Hindsight") will be subject to blind peer review. Other submissions are reviewed by the Editorial Committee.

Table of Contents

   

I. 

Editorial

i. Thank you

John Maher MA MD FRCPC
Editor-in-Chief
Publication Date: June 11, 2015

ii. Assisted Death in Canada for Persons with Active Psychiatric Disorders

John Maher MA MD FRCPC
Editor-in-Chief
Publication Date: May 4, 2016

iii. A Response to "Assisted Death in Canada for Persons with Active Psychiatric Disorders"

Mona Gupta MD FRCPC PhD
Publication Date: June 10, 2016

II. 

JEMH News

i. JEMH News Update

Publication Date: June 11, 2015

ii. Theme Issues and Call for Papers

Publication Date: June 11, 2015

III. 

Letters to the Editor

  Letter to the Editor

Michael Robertson
Garry Walter
Publication Date: April 10, 2015

IV. 

Articles

Peer Reviewed Submissions

i. Leadership, Mental Health Ethics, and Biopolitics: The Case of Autism

Alexandra Perry PhD
Publication Date: July 29, 2014

     
ii. Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Mental Models: from failure to fusion and back to illness behaviour

Xavier F. Jimenez MD MA, Patricia A. Mayer MD MS
Publication Date: April 10, 2015

 
iii. Angry and Mad: A Critical Examination of Identity Politics, Neurodiversity, and the Mad Pride Movement

Margaret Rowland
Publication Date: October 5, 2015

 

V. 

Frontline Perspectives

Peer Reviewed Submissions

i.

Forcible Treatment with Post-exposure Prophylaxis in a Psychotic Patient Exposed to HIV

Tahir Rahman MD, Sara May McElroy, Patrick Mazi, Dominic Zanaboni
Publication Date: March 6, 2015

   
ii.

Are Psychiatric Patients Disadvantaged in Assessment of Competence to Consent to Treatment?

Natalie Wee BSc
XiaoYun Chong BEng
Publication Date: March 18, 2015

 
   
iii.

Sex, Romance, and Dating in Treatment Recovery: Ethical Reflections and Clinical Deliberations on Challenging Addiction Decision Making

Izaak L. Williams, CSAC Doctoral Student, Michael J. Taleff PhD MAC CSAC
Publication Date: April 10, 2015

 
   
iv.

Sharing Information with Families that Carry the Burden of Care for Relatives with Severe Mental Illness

R. O’Reilly MB FRCPC
J.E. Gray PhD CPsych
J. Jung
Publication Date: November 20, 2015

 
   
v.

Key Arguments in Unilateral Termination from Addiction Progams: A Discourse on Ethical Issues, Clinical Reasoning, and Moral Judgments

Izaak L. Williams,CSAC
Michael J. Taleff PhD MAC CSAC
Publication Date: November 23, 2015

   
vi.

Involuntary Sterilization of the Mentally Challenged: A Legal and Ethical Dilemma

Martha E. Jennings RN FNP-C DBA
Publication Date: February 24 2016

   
vii.

Ethical Discomforts Linked to Mental Health in Community Organizations

Jacques Quintin PhD
Nadine Larivière OT(C) PhD
Joelle Hassoun MD
Publication Date: August 3 2016

   

Invited Submissions

i. ACT Thoughtfully  

John Maher MA MD FRCPC
Sarah Garside PhD MD FRCPC
Publication Date: May 12, 2015

ii. Invited Responses to JAMA Viewpoint | January 20, 2015
“Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum”
Dominic A. Sisti PhD; Andrea G. Segal MS; Ezekiel J. Emanuel MD PhD
JAMA. 2015;313(3):243-244. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.16088.

Website link
 
     
  1.

The Line that Jumped Out at Me

 
    Jennifer Radden PhD
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
       
  2. Imagine this Scenario  
    John Trainor MSW
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
       
  3. Simile, Metaphor, and Reality: Reflections on Bringing Back the Asylum
    Michael Clinton PhD
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
       
  4. Objections and Merits  
    Julian C Hughs MA MB ChB MRCPsych PhD
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
       
  5. Same Brush, Different Strokes  
   

Lynne Bowyer PhD
Grant Gillett MSc MB ChB DPhil FRACS FRSNZ
Claire Amos PhD (c)
Publication Date: June 11, 2015

  6. Asylums and Human Rights  
   

Judith Klein JD
Publication Date: June 11, 2015

   

VI. 

Benchmark

   
i.

Carter v. Canada (Attorney General): Will the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision on Physician-assisted Death Apply to Persons Suffering from Severe Mental Illness?

Barbara Walker-Renshaw
Margot Finley
Publication Date: November 20, 2015

   
ii.

Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders

Louis C Charland, PhD
Trudo Lemmens LicJur, LLM (Bioethics), DCL
Kyoko Wada MD, MA (Bioethics), PhD
Publication Date: May 6, 2016

   
iii.

Medical Assistance in Dying and “Suicide Tourism” to Canada: Bill C-14 from a Comparative Perspective

Konstantin Tretyakov LLB PhD (Law)
Glenn Cohen BA JD
Publication Date: July 21, 2016

 
   
iv.

Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness under the New Canadian Law

Jocelyn Downie MLitt SJD FRSC FCAHS
Justine Dembo MD FRCPC
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
 
 

VII. 

Hindsight

   
i.

In Memoriam: Carla McKague

Michael Bay JD
Publication Date: November 23, 2015

   

VIII. 

Insight

     
i.

Murderer-Rapist Almost Euthanized in Belgium: Is the public outcry warranted?

Jeffrey Kirby MA MD
Publication Date: March 9, 2015

 

IX. 

Book and Media Reviews

Film Reviews:

i. What does it mean to Eat?
Reviewed By: Alana Cattapan PhD
Publication Date: June 25, 2014
 
ii. Nebraska: Oscar® Winning Representations of Aging and Older People
Reviewed By: Mariah R. Malone BA, Brad A. Meisner PhD
Publication Date: April 2, 2015
 

Book Reviews:

i. Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry
Paul Brodwin
2013 University of California Press
Reviewed By: Alison Freeland MD FRCPC
Publication Date: June 25, 2014
 
ii. Ethics and Mental Health: The Patient, Profession and Community
Michael Robertson & Garry Walter
CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2013
Reviewed by: Douglas W. Heinrichs MD
Publication Date: April 10, 2015
 
iii. Is Evidence Based Psychiatry Ethical?
Mona Gupta
Oxford University Press, 2014
Reviewed by: Grant Gillett MSc MB ChB DPhil FRACS FRSNZ
Publication Date: November 30, 2015
 

X.

Special Theme Issue: Colonizing Forces in Psychiatry

i. Introduction
 
Nancy Nyquist Potter PhD
Guest Editor
Publication Date: June 17, 2015
 
       
ii. Colonization by/in Psychiatry: From Over-Medicalization to Democratization
 
Douglas Porter MD
Publication Date: June 18, 2015
 
       
iii. Intergenerational Trauma Isn't Just Another Determinant of Indigenous Peoples' Health
 
Juanita Sherwood PhD
Publication Date: June 18, 2015
 
       
iv. Reflections on Things We Don't Want to Think About: Intersections of Colonialism, Transgenerational Trauma, and Oppression Within Psychiatry
 
Nancy Nyquist Potter PhD
Publication Date: June 18, 2015
 
       
v. Transgender Health: Eliminating Inequalities and Strengthening Clinician-Patient Relationships
 
Christy A. Rentmeester PhD
Ryan K. Sallans MA
Publication Date: June 17, 2015
 
   
vi. Weaning off Colonial Psychiatry in Kenya
 
    Mohamed Ibrahim RN MSW
Marina Morrow PhD
Publication Date: June 17, 2015
 
       

XI.

Special Theme Issue: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

 
Editor's note: Given the importance of this topic, the JEMH is grouping all content related to MAID in our current Open Volume together as a special theme issue for ease of access and review.  
   

Editorials:

 
i. Assisted Death in Canada for Persons with Active Psychiatric Disorders
 
    John Maher MA MD FRCPC
Editor-in-Chief
Publication Date: May 4, 2016
 
       
ii. A Response to "Assisted Death in Canada for Persons with Active Psychiatric Disorders"
 

Mona Gupta MD FRCPC PhD
Publication Date: June 10, 2016

 
       

Legislation:

 
i.

Carter v. Canada (Attorney General): Will the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision on Physician-assisted Death Apply to Persons Suffering from Severe Mental Illness?

 

Barbara Walker-Renshaw LLB
Margot Finley LLB
Publication Date: November 20, 2015

 
       
ii.

Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness under the New Canadian Law

 
Jocelyn Downie MLitt SJD FRSC FCAHS
Justine Dembo MD FRCPC
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
 
 

Suicide Tourism:

i.

Medical Assistance in Dying and “Suicide Tourism” to Canada: Bill C-14 from a Comparative Perspective

Konstantin Tretyakov LLB PhD (Law)
Glenn Cohen BA JD
Publication Date: July 21, 2016

 
 

Capacity:

i.

Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders

Louis C Charland, PhD
Trudo Lemmens LicJur, LLM (Bioethics), DCL
Kyoko Wada MD, MA (Bioethics), PhD
Publication Date: May 6, 2016

 

Commentaries:

Seven Commentaires in Reponse to: "Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders" by Charland, Lemmens, & Wada.
Publication Date: May 6 2016

 
i.

A Response to Charland and Colleagues: Science Cannot Resolve the Problems of Capacity Assessment

Mona Gupta MD CM FRCPC PhD
Christian Desmarais MD
Publication Date:
November 18 2016

 
ii.

Commentary on Charland et al, "Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders"

Guy Widdershoven PhD
Cecilia M.T. Gijsbers van Wijk MD PhD
Publication Date:
November 18 2016

 
iii. Medical Assistance in Dying as an Adaptive Preference in Individuals with Mental Illness
Ilang M Guiroy
Dominic Sisti PhD
Publication Date: November 18 2016
 
iv. Commentary on “Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders”
Gareth Owen BSc PhD MBBS MCRPsych
Publication Date: November 18 2016
 
v. Commentary on "Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders"
Michael Goodstadt PhD C.Psych
Publication Date: November 29 2016
 
vi. Commentary on “Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders”
Gerben Meynen MD PhD
Publication Date: December 2 2016
 
vii. Capacity Assessments as a Safeguard for Psychiatric Patients Requesting Euthanasia
Scott YH Kim MD PhD
Publication Date: December 2 2016