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Delusion and spiritual experience: a role for cultural values in mental health?

Oxford
Monday, March 5, 2018 -
5:15pm to 6:45pm
Stanford University Centre in Oxford, Stanford House, 65 High St, University of Oxford

Mental health, like other areas of medicine, is set to benefit from dramatic advances in the biological and medical sciences - yet values (what matters or is important to those concerned) are key to the differentiation between pathological delusions and positive spiritual experiences. The discussion  will explore, from both philosophical and medical perspectives, how values and science come together in mental health indicating, in particular, the role of cultural values in how delusions are experienced and hence how they impact on the lives of those concerned.

Speakers

Professor Bill Fulford,  Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School; Director of the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care, University of Oxford.

Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Medical Education Fellow at Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

Chair

Dr Roxana Baiasu, Tutorial Fellow, Stanford University Centre in Oxford; Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford

Mental health, like other areas of medicine, is set to benefit from dramatic advances in the biological and medical sciences - yet values (what matters or is important to those concerned) are key to the differentiation between pathological delusions and positive spiritual experiences. The discussion  will explore, from both philosophical and medical perspectives, how values and science come together in mental health indicating, in particular, the role of cultural values in how delusions are experienced and hence how they impact on the lives of those concerned.

Oxford Forum Conveners: Dr Roxana Baiasu, Dr Nicholas Bunnin and  Professor Stephen Mulhall.

This event is free to attend and open to all; there is no need to register.

Contact name: 
Dr Roxana Baiasu
Audience: 
Open to all