Category Mental Health

Keeping Mental Health on COVID-19 Practice & Policy Agendas

Rachel Cooper, Josh Landry, and Angel Petropanagos summarize ethical issues related to pandemic-related practices and policies that disproportionately impact mental health patients and urge decision makers to include the perspectives of marginalized mental health patients in pandemic planning and policy decisions. 

MAID for Mental Illness: Why Safeguards Won’t Work

John Maher asserts that medical assistance in dying (MAiD) should not be a legal option for persons whose sole underlying condition is mental illness because proposed safeguards will fail over time.

Moral Distress in Mental Health Care

Abraham (Rami) Rudnick provides a cursory overview of multiple sources of moral distress in mental health care and recommends addressing its root causes for the longer term and broadening the scope of ethics consultations and other support to address it for the short to medium term.

Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria: A Parental Epidemic?

Florence Ashley critiques newly published research on rapid-onset gender dysphoria, arguing against the thesis that it evidences a new type of gender dysphoria for trans youth.

Nurse Supports Improved Healthcare for Prisoners

Martha Paynter refutes the claim that healthcare within Burnside jail is better than healthcare outside of jail.