Hopper, Kim (2007). "Agents, not patients; projects, not programs. Participation in public mental health – a capabilities-based approach." Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

I argue that agency should be centrally ingredient to the moral economy of recovery-oriented care – both because evidence argues for its importance to outcome and because a concern for agency compels us to come to grips with long-denied issues of power in treatment and service delivery.