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.Read More about The Essex Autonomy Project
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.
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Browse our research articles, reports and briefing papers.
Find information on our consultancy on issues around mental capacity, decision-making, risk assessment and CPRD compliance.
Arrange online workplace training on current research, legal developments and the ethical issues surrounding the idea of autonomy in professional contexts.