2008 JEMH Conference

Conference on Ethics in Mental Health

Theme: "True Colours"

Date: October 3-4 2008

Location: Lakefield Ontario Canada

Hosted by the "Journal of Ethics in Mental Health" (www.jemh.ca) in association wth McMaster University (Hamilton). Sponsored by the Centre for Addiction and Mental health (Toronto).

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Friday October 4th, 2008: PDFAudio
Friday Daytime Presentations
"Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Mental Health Experts Talk about Ethics and Evidence-based Medicine"
Mona Gupta MD FRCPC
Postgraduate Bioethics Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto;
Program Leader, Mental Health in Medicine, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
"Fixed Beliefs and Fixing Patients: Ethical Challenges to Effective Psychotherapy" -
David Spiegel MD Associate Chair in Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University, California, USA
"Understanding and Treating Mental Illness in the Context of South Asian Hindu-Buddhist Ethics" - -
Joseph Chandrakanthan PhD ThD Bioethicist, St. Michael's Hospital & Joint Centre for Bioethics Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion University of Toronto, Canada
Saturday October 5th 2008: PDFAudio
Sturday Daytime Presentations
“Authentic Aging and Human Flourishing”
Julian C. Hughes MA MB ChB MRCPsych PhD Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK
"Crock of Gold – or Just Plain Crock? Consent, Agreement and Dissent in Children’s Mental Health Care" -
Robert Butcher PhD Foundations: Consultants on Ethics and Values London, Canada
"Addictions: Added Ethical Considerations"
Barbara Russell MBA PhD Bioethicist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Toronto, Canada
"Mysticism, Madness and Ideology: Respecting Religious Experience in a Secular Age" -
Murray Littlejohn, Professor of Philosophy, University of New Brunswick Saint John, Canada
Part I and II: A Workshop with Michael Bay on Mental Health Law I
Michael Bay JD Associate Professor (PT), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Canada. II