Nancy Nyquist Potter

 

Individual Partner: Nancy Nyquist Potter; Professor, University of Louisville; Associate with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Core faculty, Interdisciplinary Masters Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Preferred contact: [email protected]

Brief Description of WorkMy interests are in integrative on-the-ground collaborative ethics between psychiatrist and philosopher. Current research focuses on relationships between voice, silence, and uptake between clinician and service user: for example, what makes possible genuine listening and reciprocity in clinical encounters? Additionally, I distinguish between anger or defiance as sometimes prima facie reasonable, such that clinicians are able, when called for, to avoid always seeing such behaviors as part of a broader individual dysfunction. I aim to offer theoretically grounded but pragmatic and practical answers to such questions for both medical students and for ongoing education in psychiatry and in general medicine.
Key Words: Resident in: U.S.; Working in: U.S.; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Meeting/clinical education, Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy, Research/communicative ethics, Research/voice and uptake, Research/intersections of service users, diversity, and inclusivity, Research/ intersections between race, gender, class, and culture in clinical care, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork, Services/clinical education; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Ethics, Medical humanities [literature, music, film], Social determinants of mental health, Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/General, Mental health/personality disorders; Psychiatric ethics; Bioethics

Read more:

The Virtue of Defiance and Psychiatric Engagement

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-virtue-of-defiance-and-psychiatric-engagement-9780199663866?q=Nancy%20Nyquist%20Potter&lang=en&cc=us#

Mapping the Edges and the In-Between: A Critical Analysis of Borderline Personality Disorder

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/mapping-the-edges-and-the-in-between-9780198530213?prevSortField=7&sortField=7&start=380&resultsPerPage=20&type=listing&prevNumResPerPage=20&lang=en&cc=us

Commodity/Body/Sign: Borderline Personality Disorder and the Signification of Self-Injurious Behavior

http://muse.jhu.edu.echo.louisville.edu/article/46174

Moral tourists and world travelers: Some epistemological issues in understanding patients’ worlds

http://muse.jhu.edu.echo.louisville.edu/article/51547

What is manipulative behavior, anyway?

http://bipolardisorderdepressionanxiety.com/media/pdf/what-is-manipulative-behavior.pdf

Loopholes, gaps, and what is held fast: Democratic epistemology and claims to recovered memories

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/28159

Blog posts:

https://www.press.jhu.edu/news/blog/asking-right-questions-autism-and-depression

http://imperfectcognitions.blogspot.com/2017/02/virtue-of-defiance.html