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Autonomy Summer School 2021 RISK
The Autonomy Project Summer School is an annual event, held each July, which brings together a group of researchers, activists, students, clinicians, social workers, service-users, and public officials in order to work together on the challenges of embedding respect for autonomy and human rights in the practices of care.

This year, the Summer School will take place across 5 days from the 20th to the 24th July, with sessions running for 2 hours each day. The structure aims to keep attendees active and engaged, shifting between panel discussions and conversations in breakout rooms.

In our 11th Annual EAP Summer School we intend to highlight and explore the role risk plays across a number of legal and care contexts. Among other things, we will explore the following topics: risk work and the relative advantages of formal and post-formal approaches to risk assessment in care settings; the role of risk in mental capacity assessment and how that role is moderated by the severity of the risks involved; the place of risk in Mental Health Policy and psychiatric decision making; the precautionary principle and what it means for people who do frontline risk work; the wider background conditions that shape which risks feature in our decision making and which get ignored. As always, our presenters will come from a variety of backgrounds – e.g., law, philosophy, sociology, psychiatry, and more – and we will foster interdisciplinary problem-focused conversations with a diverse group of academics, lawyers, psychiatrists, frontline care workers, and other professionals with a stake in these issues. We look forward to another vibrant summer school experience!
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