David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Behavior 7 (1):1 – 14 (1997)
Psychiatric residents and psychiatrists have little difficulty in making judgments about a clinical course of action to take with patients. However, making ethical clinical decisions is more challenging, because psychiatric residents are usually provided little formal training in ethics. Further, many ethical dilemmas are complex, requiring knowledge of the psychiatric profession's ethics code, moral principles, law, and practice standards and of how they should be weighed in the decision-making process. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate this complexity in regard to the identification of potential ethical dilemmas, understanding the issues that these dilemmas raise, and formulating potential solutions to them. Two common but important areas of treatment in which ethical dilemmas arise (informed consent and competence of care) are used as examples for our presentation. The article demonstrates that to successfully engage in ethical analysis in psychiatry is impossible without substantial formal training in the process.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Barbara Libby & Vincent Agnello (2000). Ethical Decision Making and the Law. Journal of Business Ethics 26 (3):223 - 232.
Joseph G. P. Paolillo & Scott J. Vitell (2002). An Empirical Investigation of the Influence of Selected Personal, Organizational and Moral Intensity Factors on Ethical Decision Making. Journal of Business Ethics 35 (1):65 - 74.
Marc D. Street, Chris Robertson & Scott W. Geiger (1997). Ethical Decision Making: The Effects of Escalating Commitment. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 16 (11):1153-1161.
Ephi J. Betan (1997). Toward a Hermeneutic Model of Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Practice. Ethics and Behavior 7 (4):347 – 365.
David J. Fritzsche (1995). Personal Values: Potential Keys to Ethical Decision Making. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 14 (11):909 - 922.
David Fritzsche & E. Oz (2007). Personal Values' Influence on the Ethical Dimension of Decision Making. Journal of Business Ethics 75 (4):335 - 343.
Alice Gaudine & Linda Thorne (2001). Emotion and Ethical Decision-Making in Organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 31 (2):175 - 187.
Suzanne C. Wagner & G. Lawrence Sanders (2001). Considerations in Ethical Decision-Making and Software Piracy. Journal of Business Ethics 29 (1-2):161 - 167.
Roselie McDevitt, Catherine Giapponi & Cheryl Tromley (2007). A Model of Ethical Decision Making: The Integration of Process and Content. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 73 (2):219 - 229.
Ido Millet (1998). Ethical Decision Making Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (11):1197-1204.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads16 ( #121,295 of 1,692,917 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #193,926 of 1,692,917 )
How can I increase my downloads?