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Ethical and related practical issues faced by recovery-oriented mental healthcare providers: a risk-benefit analysis

Abraham Rudnick

in Recovery of People with Mental Illness

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Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199691319
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754791 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199691319.003.0019

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Ethical and related practical issues faced by recovery-oriented mental healthcare providers: a risk-benefit analysis

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Recovery and recovery-oriented services in relation to people with mental illness involve some risks, such as letting such individuals make mistakes and hopefully learn from them. This chapter examines ethical aspects of these risks in comparison to risks of mental health services that are not recovery oriented, as well as related practical issues such as legal and economic constraints on recovery-oriented services. The chapter concludes that the risk balance, and to an even greater extent the risk–benefit balance, is in favour of recovery-oriented services, and that legal and economic constraints have to be considered but may be changed with sufficient advocacy, which may be part of the role of all stakeholders—service users, providers, policy makers, and others—who are involved with mental illness.

Chapter.  5509 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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