Philosophical Understandings of Mental Health

Thornton, Tim orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0137-1554 (2018) Philosophical Understandings of Mental Health. In: Essentials of Mental Health Nursing. SAGE, London. ISBN 9781526447166

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This chapter covers
• Understanding Thomas Szasz and the ‘myth of mental illness’
• Kendell, Boorse and value-free accounts of mental illness
• Fulford and value-laden accounts of mental illness
• The link between the nature of mental illness and other key issues

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