PHL383H1: Ethics and Mental Health

Hours: 
36L

An intermediate-level study of moral and legal problems, including the concepts of mental health and illness, mental competence, dangerousness and psychiatric confidentiality, mental institutionalization, involuntary treatment and behaviour control, controversial therapies; legal issues: the Mental Health Act, involuntary commitment, the insanity defence.

Prerequisite: 

PHL281H1, 7.5 courses (in any field) with at least 1.5 in philosophy

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)