A perception of men as difficult patients in psychiatric treatment

Gendering in Research: Talk by Jeppe Oute, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research

2018.06.26 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 25 Oct
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

Abstract

 

My presentation will take its points of departure in some of my more recent work on gender and psychiatry. Plainly, my interest in this field arises from being irritated and somewhat baffled by the fact that few studies on how gendered understandings often inform professionals’ discretionary actions and processes of offering certain treatments in psychiatry are published outside gender research journals. Given that gender plays a pivotal, constitutive role in classification- and treatment processes on a daily basis, my aim is to zoom in on how gendered rationalities frame daily treatment practices in psychiatric hospitals. Based on a recent publication, I will try to show, how gendered practices in psychiatry not only have deep historical and organizational roots but, perhaps more importantly, also put into perspective how these practices often contribute to increased pathologization and marginalization of certain forms of femininity and masculinity, respectively.    

More info about the study: http://psy.au.dk/aktuelt/nyheder/nyhed/artikel/besvaerlige-patienter-udelukkes-i-psykiatrien/ 

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Researchs video about the study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vZHDbGK9Zw&t=4s

About the speaker:

Jeppe Oute, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research – Dept. of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University

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