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SF14 Discussion point: Constructing the non-autonomous person

Cath Roper is discussing how mental health legislation that provides for involuntary treatment is a form of ‘structural violence’. What are the implications of this lens for workers and consumers in mental health services? Though it may be helpful and justified, Cath argues that the removal of autonomy remains a form of violence and a moral wrong. Mental health legislation thus stains the hands of caregivers with the moral wrong of removing the autonomy of clients.

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