<Embed>
£32.63
  • RRP: £39.49
  • You Save: £6.86 (17%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Is evidence-based psychia... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Is evidence-based psychiatry ethical? (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry) (International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry) Paperback – 12 Aug 2014


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£32.63
£29.82 £33.40
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (12 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780199641116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199641116
  • ASIN: 0199641110
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,246,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description

Review

For those who wish not to "get swept along in this latest chapter in the history of medical ideas" (p 186), Is Evidence-Based Psychiatry Ethical? is a 1-stop primer on EBM (albeit a biased one) and a stimulus for thinking critically about its central tenets and implications. (Nicholas Kontos, Harvard Medical School, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Book Review)

Read this brilliant book by Mona Gupta, Is Evidence-Based Psychiatry Ethical... The lesson is that psychiatry is not just another branch of medicine. The essential issue in psychiatry is not what we all share, but what makes us unique.

This book on Evidence-Based Medicine in psychiatry has layers of riches. First, and particularly for practitioners and trainees, the book explains EBM in a detailed, fair-minded, and critical way that allows readers to understand the utility as well as the limits of EBM in everyday practice. Second, it describes the ethical context of psychiatric practice and its relationship to "knowledge

production" that will be of substantial interest to those training directors in psychiatry who wish to avoid a naive scientism and train effective, moral clinicians with equal portions of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Third, the ingenious research methodology behind the book combines qualitative social science research, philosophical analysis, and iterative peer discussion that could provide a fruitful model for any number of social/conceptual issues in mental health.

In her excellent book, Mona Gupta fruitfully organizes and interprets this uneasiness. She shows that, because the care of the mentally disordered always occur in an intersubjective space, it is by definition a social and ethical enterprise. Many of the variables involved in this process are beyond the reach of quantification. Hence, the question of whether by ignoring them âevidence-based psychiatryâ effectively infringes and distorts essential aspects of treatment needs an answer. After a thorough analysis, Mona Guptaâs conclusion is that it does.

This is an illuminating and interesting book on the applicability of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to psychiatry... an excellent and scholarly book that addresses an important issue for the future of psychiatry. I highly recommend it to any practicing psychiatrist. (Doody's Notes)

Book Description

Highly commended at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2015

See all Product description

No customer reviews


Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers