The Essex Autonomy Project 2018 Summer School
‘Powerlessness, vulnerability and the challenges of care’
12-14 July 2018
University of Essex, Colchester Campus
Globally, increasing attention is being paid to the need to find better ways of protecting and promoting the autonomy, and human rights, of vulnerable persons in need of care. 2018 is set to be crucial year in the ongoing process of policy change and law reform that is endeavouring to respond to this need: an independent review of the Mental Health Act in England and Wales has been commissioned; NICE are in the process of updating their guidelines on the treatment and management of depression, and are developing new guidelines on decision making and mental capacity; and the UN remains divided on the question of whether involuntary placement and treatment of persons with mental health problems can be lawful under UN human rights standards.
The 2018 Essex Autonomy Project Summer School will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to get up to speed on the latest developments in this important area, and to get to grips with the theoretical issues underpinning this global movement. Focusing on the challenges of delivering care in a framework that supports and empowers individuals, the Summer School will combine briefings on theory with applications to practice, providing an interdisciplinary environment for delegates to discuss the challenges of cultivating respect for the autonomy of recipients of care.
A full programme for the Summer School is now available here.
Our Summer School is open to everyone interested in promoting and protecting autonomy – we regularly welcome practitioners in social work, law, medicine, psychiatry, as well as policy makers, students and academic researchers.
Fee include three days of teaching, reading materials and lunch for each day. The fee does not include accommodation, but a range of accommodation is available and can be arranged separately if you require it.