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    An empirical ethical analysis of community treatment orders within mental health services in England
    with Michael Dunn, Krysia Canvin, Jorun Rugkåsa, and Julia Sinclair
    Clinical Ethics 11 (4): 130-139. 2016.
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    The social construction of consciousness. Part 1: collective consciousness and its socio-cultural foundations
    with Erik Engdahl
    Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (1): 67-85. 1998.
    This paper outlines, from a sociological and social psychological perspective, a theoretical framework with which to define and analyse consciousness, emphasizing the importance of language, collective representations, conceptions of self, and self-reflectivity in understanding human consciousness. It argues that the shape and feel of consciousness is heavily social, and this is no less true of our experience of collective consciousness than it is of our experience of individual consciousness. T…Read more
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    This article illustrates the important scientific role that a systems approach might play within the social sciences and humanities, above all through its contribution to a common language, shared conceptualizations, and theoretical integration in the face of the extreme (and growing) fragmentation among the social sciences (and between the social sciences and the natural sciences). The article outlines a systems theoretic approach, actor-system-dynamics (ASD), whose authors have strived to re-e…Read more
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    An empirical ethical analysis of community treatment orders within mental health services in England
    with Michael Dunn, Krysia Canvin, Journ Rugkasa, and Julia Sinclair
    Clinical Ethics 11 (4): 130-139. 2016.
    Community treatment orders are a legal mechanism to extend powers of compulsion into outpatient mental health settings in certain circumstances. Previous ethical analyses of these powers have explored a perceived tension between a duty to respect personal freedoms and autonomy and a duty to ensure that patients with the most complex needs are able to receive beneficial care and support that maximises their welfare in the longer-term. This empirical ethics paper presents an analysis of 75 intervi…Read more
  • Prensa Hispana en EEUU: un intento de equilibrar el campo de juego
    Contrastes: Revista Cultural 39 87-89. 2005.
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    Ioan Woodward
    In Morgen Witzel & Malcolm Warner (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists, Oxford University Press. pp. 174. 2013.
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    Distributive Justice: From Steinhaus, Knaster, and Banach to Elster and Rawls — The Perspective of Sociological Game Theory
    with Ewa Roszkowska and Nora Machado des Johansson
    Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 37 (1): 11-38. 2014.
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    Caring About - Caring For: moral obligations and work responsibilities in intensive care nursing
    with Agneta Cronqvist, Töres Theorell, and Kim Lützén
    Nursing Ethics 11 (1): 63-76. 2004.
    The aim of this study was to analyse experiences of moral concerns in intensive care nursing. The theoretical perspective of the study is based on relational ethics, also referred to as ethics of care. The participants were 36 intensive care nurses from 10 general, neonatal and thoracic intensive care units. The structural characteristics of the units were similar: a high working pace, advanced technology, budget restrictions, recent reorganization, and shortage of experienced nurses. The data c…Read more
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    Threats and offers in community mental healthcare
    with M. Dunn, D. Maughan, T. Hope, K. Canvin, J. Rugkasa, and J. Sinclair
    Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (4): 204-209. 2012.
    Next SectionMaking threats and offers to patients is a strategy used in community mental healthcare to increase treatment adherence. In this paper, an ethical analysis of these types of proposal is presented. It is argued (1) that the primary ethical consideration is to identify the professional duties of care held by those working in community mental health because the nature of these duties will enable a threat to be differentiated from an offer, (2) that threatening to act in a way that would…Read more
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    The principles which can justify significantly risky nontherapeutic research on children are a combination of: (1) direct or indirect benefits to the child participants now and/or in the future (and these benefits need not necessarily be medical, they can also be socioeconomic or otherwise non-medical); (2) a high standard of informed consent that fundamentally focuses on the child participant's understanding (and capacity for understanding) of relevant features of informed consent. Researchers,…Read more
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    Emotion regulation in psychopathy
    with Helen Casey, Robert D. Rogers, and Jenny Yiend
    Biological Psychology 92. 2013.
    Emotion processing is known to be impaired in psychopathy, but less is known about the cognitive mechanisms that drive this. Our study examined experiencing and suppression of emotion processing in psychopathy. Participants, violent offenders with varying levels of psychopathy, viewed positive and negative images under conditions of passive viewing, experiencing and suppressing. Higher scoring psychopathics were more cardiovascularly responsive when processing negative information than positive,…Read more