The Moral Treatment
Movement, which developed in Europe during the Age of Enlightenment, laid the foundation for the emergence of the profession by recognising the need to occupy people confined to asylums.
Yet, others who may be seeking a new and more historically grounded examination of pressing biomedical issues--and a sensitive moral treatment
of issues still unclear or developing--will need to look elsewhere.
If the majority benefits from oppressing a minority, then it looks like moral treatment
of the minority is not to the advantage of the members of the majority.
He describes the development of mental hospitalization, the history of torturing mental patients, the concept of moral treatment
in early psychiatry, the treatment of epileptics, electroshock therapy, lobotomy, and the use of psychiatric drugs.
They cover from traitement moral to moral treatment
, reciprocity in community-based care, the everyday and interpersonal context of recovery, closing the hospital, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and agency as the basis for transformation.
Much like the Planetree movement has been a beacon of light for the general patient care environment, I think that the moral treatment
movement has much to offer people with mental illness and those who provide care for them.
And if the most pastorally sensitive part of Catholic medical ethics--the recognition that once an intervention is judged either useless or burdensome, it can be rejected--is jettisoned, many people will conclude, rightly or wrongly, that one might just as well go directly to euthanasia since there is no relevant moral analysis for considering the appropriate medical and moral treatment
of the sick or the permanently unconscious
But moral treatment
, heresy to the medicalized psychiatry of the late 20th century (since it doesn't require an elite guild of M.
The advent of moral treatment
brought both immediate change and her-aided a long-term shift.
If Andrews amplifies elsewhere what he hints at here, he will soon force a rethinking of the distance between Bethlem's regimen and the supposedly new moral treatment
of Tuke and Pinel.
Elizabeths, given its history as a leader in moral treatment
She first examines the architecture of asylums in the late eighteenth century, the concept of moral management of moral treatment
, the Kirkbride linear plan of building asylums and alternatives to them such as the cottage plan, and later structures designed by Calvert Vaux, Clarke Withers, and H.