A new scale has been developed and validated to examine beliefs held by mental health professionals towards service users’ rights.
“For your own good” is oppressive. Embedded in that four-word phrase is the idea that each of us doesn’t understand who we are or what we need. Someone else is the expert. Someone else has the privilege to hold all the answers, and if those answers don't work for us then somehow it's our fault.
A discussion of the role of epistemic injustice in the experiences of patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders.