Future of Medicine: Genetic Knowledge and Mental Illness
March 10 2009
Venue: Bridgend College, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
This workshop provides young people with knowledge about developments in psychiatric genetics and their social implications. Psychiatric disorders are stigmatising. Young people will debate the social and ethical implications of the increased knowledge of the genetic causes of psychiatric disorders; will this be a source of understanding or stigmatization?
Young people will engage in a new way with a topic of vital and immediate interest, thinking about its relevance to their own lives, undertaking a role-playing activity to encourage them to consider different perspectives and having the opportunity to express and discuss their own opinions.