3. Other Resources and Sources

Interdisciplinary work in philosophy and psychiatry depends on practitioners (services users as well as service providers) and philosophers having access to each others’ materials.  One key way to achieve this is by working together co-productively. But there is also a growng resource of materials on which both sides may draw. We include here a few examples.

 

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Philosophy Resources for Practitioners

The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry includes introductions for practitioners – including reading guides and selected readings – on philosophical topics important in philosophy and mental health

Bill Fulford, Tim Thornton and George Graham’s (2006) The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry

The INPP website hosts a free-to-download copy of The Oxford Textbook. You can download the complete text (over 800,000 words) or individual chapters with their associated selected readings.

 

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Practice Resources for Philosophers

There is a growing body of self-report literature much of it openly available through social media and other web-based sources.
A useful place to get started is the Companion Website for the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry.

The Companion Website includes two extensive collections respectively of:

  • Clinical Case Reports (classic and contemporary), and
  • Personal Narratives of Madnerss
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Clinical Case Reports

The Clinical Case Reports were collected by VY Allison-Bolger, a clinician specialising in psychotic experiences – the reports include extensive background commentaries

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Personal Narratives of Madness

  • The Personal Narratives of Madness were edited by Jayasree Kalathil, an academic and independent researcher, Survivor Research (London), with colleagues David Crepaz-Keay, (Mental Health Foundation, London), Jasna Russo, (Centre for Citizen Participation, Brunel University, London (and Debra Shulkes, (survivor activist and editor, Australia/Czech Republic)
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Resources for both on Values-based practice

The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, St Catherine's College, Oxford

The website for the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care at St Catherine’s College in Oxford includes a wide range of resources to support practitioners and philosophers  not only in mental health but also in other areas of healthcare such as surgery.

The resources of the website include:

  1. Reading Guides and Free Downloads
  2. WikiVB – a Bespoke VBP library
  3. VaST a validated Search Strategy for Values
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Reading Guides and Free Downloads

Dropdown menue locating 'full text downloads' within the 'More About VBP' section of the The VBP Collaborating Centre in Oxford

Detailed reading guides with a number of free-to-download full-text training and service development resources are available in the section of the VBP website called More about VBP

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WikiVBP - a Bespoke VBP library

Professor Michael Loughlin, librarian and curator of the wikiVBP resource library

 Curated by Michael Loughlin, the WikiVBP Library includes books, journal articles and other publications on health-related values. The library is a ‘Wiki’ library because it depends on project partners in the Centre and others submitting their publications for inclusion

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VaST - a validated Search Strategy for Values

VaST was developed by Mila Petrova with Jeremy Dale, Paul Sutcliffe and Bill Fulford at Warwick Medical School – it is validated for MEDLINE

Citation reference

Petrova, M., (2012) VaST Values Search Tools: a manual for searching electronic databases for health-related values.
The brief search filter was published in:
Petrova, M., Sutcliffe, P., Fulford, K. W. M., and Dale, J. (2011) Search terms and a validated brief search filter to retrieve publications on health-related values in Medline: a word frequency analysis study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000243.

A Brief Initial Filter

VaST includes (pps 93 – 94) a Brief Initial Filter of key terms validated for MEDLINE and published separately in the Journal of the American Informatics Association (see full citation reference below).

The use of the Brief Initial Filter is described with an example in Chapter 6, A Smoking Enigma: Getting (and Not Getting) the Knowledge, in Fulford, Peile and Carroll’s (2012) Essential Values-based Practice.

Citation reference

Petrova, M., Sutcliffe, P., Fulford, K. W. M., and Dale, J. (2011) Search terms and a validated brief search filter to retrieve publications on health-related values in Medline: a word frequency analysis study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000243.

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