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The Philosophy of PsychiatryA Companion$
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Jennifer Radden

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149531

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.001.0001

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Gender

Gender

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(p.237) Chapter 15 GENDER
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The Philosophy of Psychiatry
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Jennifer Radden
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0018

This chapter argues for an acknowledgment of (and a resolve to understand better the central place of) gender in psychiatric practice, emphasizing that gender differences are partly marked and constituted by the very words we utter. Fundamental is this gendering of language that we may need to search for another language for psychiatric practice with women, a language that will allow women to situate themselves as subjects, not in dominant discourse but in an alternative discourse of their own making. Moreover, because of its links with gender and power, trust and building trust must be part of all therapeutic engagement.

Keywords:   psychiatric practice, gender differences, language, women

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