Accepted Paper:

has pdf download Imagination through ordinary crisis - The protection of the Nantez' spending spree  

Authors:

Benoît Eyraud (Larhra)
Delphine Moreau (GSPM / IMM / EHESS)

Paper short abstract:

This proposal aims to focus not so much on the crisis of psychiatric institution in itself, but to look more closely into these ordinary situations of "crisis" met by people in the present context of psychiatry that may lead others individuals to make decision or to act on person's behalf.

Paper long abstract:

Today, long-term hospitalisation is not the only "answer" to the difficult situations and obstacles met by persons suffering of psychiatric troubles in the context of a psychiatry deeply changed by the closure of asylum and the reduction of the number of beds in hospitals. Moreover, the responsibility to respond to these situations is not anymore only on people working in psychiatric institution, but on the persons/individuals themselves, their family and social workers.

This proposal aims to focus not so much on the crisis of psychiatric institution in itself, but to look more closely into these ordinary situations of "crisis" met by people in the present context of psychiatry that may lead others individuals to make decision or to act on person's behalf. We intend to consider that these situations of crisis have their origins and their resolution in acts of imagining. In that aim, we propose in that communication to identify and observe in what extent imagination is present in the actions of both, persons themselves and people around them, and lay (but sometimes experimented) and professional actors.

Panel W106
Crisis and resolution: imagination and the transformation of psychiatric care