Using philosophy to understand the complexities of care and the challenges of supporting and preserving autonomy in care contexts.

The Essex Autonomy Project is a research and knowledge-exchange initiative based in the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex. We use the tools of philosophy to explore the challenges associated with front-line practice in medicine, psychiatry, social work and law, particularly in the area of decision-making capacity. The project is led by philosophers, in collaboration with multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and activists.

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EAP research during the pandemic

The Autonomy Project Research Team is working actively with its partners to provide research support to policy makers and practitioners in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the link below for resources and webinar recordings.

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Autonomy Summer School

Summer 2020

Our 2020 Summer School will now be online and free of charge.

For more details, and to register, see the link below.

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