Julia E H Brown

Julia E H Brown
University of California, San Francisco | UCSF · UCSF Bioethics

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am a medical anthropologist who was the first ethnographer to conduct fieldwork on clozapine-only monitoring for chronic schizophrenia (no other therapeutics involved). My PhD investigated the lived experiences of clozapine clients and their clinical caregivers in Australia and the United Kingdom. My research demonstrates that health agency is evident under highly structured biological and social conditions. I am pursuing further research in bioethics, public health and healthcare services.

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This paper attends to the sociality available in the clozapine clinic regimen and suggests that the social dimensions of clozapine treatment may be as important as the biochemical efficacy of clozapine. The clozapine clinic is where people diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia who take the antipsychotic clozapine go for routine monitoring of clozapi...
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This paper explores the experiences of smoking and ‘vaping’ while being pharmaceutically treated for schizophrenia, as well as what the experiences of breathing smoke and vapour in and out can reveal about health ‘care’, toward the self and others. Drawing on ethnographic data collected over 2015–2016 in Australia and the UK, and particularly on pa...
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It is well recognised that antipsychotic treatments impact the whole body, not just the target area of the brain. For people with refractory schizophrenia on clozapine, the gold standard antipsychotic treatment in England and Australia, the separation of mental and physical regimes of health is particularly pronounced, resulting in multiple, compar...
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Objectives: Well-being perception is seldom explored in schizophrenia patients. Recurrent limitations, such as the questionable applicability of gold standard defintions of health and well-being, and fewer tools available to assess well-being, are pronounced in this subpopulation. This cross-sectional study sought to explore potential clinical fact...

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