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June 2017

Supported Decision-Making in Practice: A two-day Masterclass with Cher Nicholson

26th June 2017 @ 9:30 am - 27th June 2017 @ 5:00 pm
LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Place
Manchester, M1 3HF United Kingdom
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£150

The Masterclass is now fully booked. If you wish to be added to the waiting list for a place please email autonomy@essex.ac.uk The Essex Autonomy Project and Empowerment Matters are delighted to be hosting supported decision-making expert Cher Nicholson for an intensive two-day course on how to practically support individuals to make decisions. Article 12 of the UNCRPD provides that disabled people are entitled to legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all areas of life. Support for…

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July 2017

Autonomy Summer School 2017

6th July 2017 @ 9:30 am - 8th July 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Essex University, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ United Kingdom
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Our 2017 Autonomy Summer School will be held at the Colchester Campus of the University of Essex. The theme of the Summer School is Objectivity, Risk and Powerlessness in Care Practices. This year we’re pleased to welcome colleagues from the Ethics of Powerlessness project who will be leading sessions on day two of the Summer School. They have been working with care practitioners in the palliative care and hospice specialism and will be teaching sessions on the phenomenology of powerlessness…

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October 2017

Evidence and Objectivity: Evidence when n=1

30th October 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Seminar Room 5, The Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London London, SE5 8AF

A Mental Health and Justice Seminar with Nancy Cartwright and Sherri Roush The Wellcome-funded Mental Health and Justice project will hold a research seminar on Monday, 30 October, 5-7pm. The seminar will address the logic and epistemology of single-case evidence. ABSTRACT: We have become accustomed to the idea that the evidence base in medicine comes in large part from population-based studies. But both in the clinical encounter and in legal proceedings, that evidence must be brought to bear on a…

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March 2018

Schism in Geneva: Is Coercive Psychiatry Lawful under UN Human Rights Standards?

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Human Rights Centre Seminar Room, 5S.6.25, Univeristy of Essex CO4 3SQ
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Human Rights Centre Speaker Series | Tuesday 20 March | 14:00 - 15:30 | Human Rights Centre Seminar Room, 5S.6.25 University of Essex, Colchester Campus Professor Wayne Martin, EAP Director Dr. Sándor Gurbai, EAP Senior Research Officer and Vice-Dean of Scientific and International Affairs at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary. In recent years, a variety of UN treaty bodies and UN human rights officials have adopted positions on a core question of human rights: Is coercive psychiatry ever lawful under…

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November 2018

The Concept of Will and the Capacity to Contract: A Multidisciplinary Human Rights Approach

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
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University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester In the contemporary world, social relations are mediated at every turn by contracts. Employment is based on a contract; housing is based on a contract; so is access to basic utilities and insurance. Increasingly, even basic communication is predicated upon a patchwork of contractual relationships. Yet for persons living with certain disabilities, every contract threshold has the potential to become an obstacle to full participation in social life. On 1st November, 2018, the Essex…

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