Details of the inaugural workshop for the Essex Autonomy Project (on which I am the postdoctoral research officer) below.
The Essex Autonomy Project is pleased to announce the opening event in its three-year research initiative, ‘Deciding for Oneself: Autonomous Judgement in History, Theory and Practice’. The aim of the research is to advance theoretical understanding of the capacity for autonomous judgement and to provide orientation to those who must navigate its complexities in social, medical and legal practice.
Challenges and Strategies
The Essex Autonomy Project
Inaugural Workshop (21-22 May, 2010)
Participation is free but seating is limited; advanced registration is required. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Full details of the event can be found at: http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~autonomy/events.html
Day One : Friday, 21 May, 2010
Location: Senate Room (4.722, off Square 1), University of Essex Campus
11:00-11:30: Welcome and Overview of the Research Project Prof. Wayne Martin (Principal Investigator; Dept. of Philosophy, University of Essex)
11:30-13:00: Philosophical Models of Autonomy: An Overview Dr. Joel Anderson (Dept. of Philosophy, Utrecht University)
13:00-14:30: Lunch. Network Centre Foyer, 1N1.3.3.
14:30 – 15:45: The Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act Prof. Genevra Richardson (School of Law, King’s College London)
15:45-17:00: The Law of Consent
Dr. Sabine Michalowski (School of Law, Essex University)
17:15 – 18:30: The Clinical Assessment of Capacity.
Prof. Matthew Hotopf (Maudsley Institute of Psychiatry)
Day Two : Saturday, 22 May, 2010
Location: Wivenhoe Sailing Club
10:00 – 11:15: Assessment of Capacity in Social Welfare Contexts Graham Sharp (Welfare Rights Officer, Suffolk County Council)
11:15-12:30: What Can We Learn About Autonomy From the Case of Anorexia Nervosa?
Dr. Jacinta Tan (Centre for Philosophy, Law and Humanities in Health Care, Swansea University)