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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Essex Autonomy Project

Just a quick plug for a research group I noticed online:


They are holding several workshops on issues around autonomy, which appear to be geared towards 'psychiatrists, philosophers, lawyers and social workers', and will discuss matters relating to the Mental Capacity Act.  Well worth a look if you're interested in discussing these things at a multidiciplinary event.


  1. Thanks for drawing my attention to this. I would love to go to a couple of these. Will have to try and negotiate with my managers :)

  2. I think it would be great if more social work and social care professionals could make it; often events I've been to discussing autonomy are dominated by professionals from psychiatry. Spread the word!