With engaging insight, the author deftly reviews the nuances of ethics fundamentals. She then discusses with guest contributors ethical dilemmas and approaches to clinical work with children and youth, veterans, patients from culturally distinct backgrounds, HIV/AIDS patients, those at the end of life, patients living with addictions, and more.
In the video above, listen to the author, Dr. Roberts, discuss with Chief of Staff John M. Oldham the challenges that medical residents face in managing their own mental health and wellbeing.
Professional ethics and decision making have become areas of heightened critical inquiry, as well as matters of normal but challenging psychiatric practice. Informed by the extensive clinical experience of the author and guest contributors, A Clinical Guide to Psychiatric Ethics approaches the ethical aspects of mental health care -- both subtle and dramatic -- with clarity, coherence, and optimism. This engaging text functions as both a review and a guide to issues on the horizon, as well as those encountered every day. The Guide achieves these objectives by employing several strategic features: Structured logically into three parts (Fundamentals, Caring for Special Populations, and Evolving Topics), the book takes the reader from the general to the specific and from the traditional to the emergent. Case scenarios at the end of each chapter not only focus the individual reader on the chapter's concepts and issues, but also may be used in independent study or small-group discussions. The text emphasizes real experience over remote theories, attuning readers to clinical realities with keen sensitivity. It does not offer simple answers, but provides guideposts to impart information, foster skill development, and encourage openness, collaboration, and self-reflection among both veteran clinicians and trainees. Significant focus is given to the care of individuals from distinct populations (e.g., children and veterans) and care occurring in unique contexts (e.g., small communities), underscoring the book's broad usefulness.
The material is thoroughly current, aided by useful lists, tables, and figures to enhance its accessibility. A Clinical Guide to Psychiatric Ethics provides a trustworthy compass and expert companion for those traveling with their patients along the ethical frontier of mental illness.
ContributorsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsDisclaimerPart I: FundamentalsChapter 1. Ethics Principles and Professionalism Chapter 2. Clinical Decision-Making and Ethics SkillsChapter 3. The Tradition of the Psychotherapeutic RelationshipChapter 4. Informed Consent and Decisional CapacityChapter 5. Ethical Use of Influence and the Role of Physician in High-Risk SituationsChapter 6. Confidentiality and Truth TellingPart II: Caring for Special PopulationsChapter 7. Children and Transitional Age YouthChapter 8. People in Small CommunitiesChapter 9. VeteransChapter 10. People From Culturally Distinct PopulationsChapter 11. People Living With HIV/AIDSChapter 12. People at the End of LifeChapter 13. Difficult PatientsChapter 14. People Living With AddictionsPart III: Evolving TopicsChapter 15. Integrity and the Professional Roles of PsychiatristsChapter 16. Patient Care Ethics Committees and Consultation ServicesChapter 17. Clinician Well-Being and ImpairmentChapter 18. Psychiatric ResearchChapter 19. Innovation in PsychiatryChapter 20. Clinical TrainingChapter 21. Population Health and Evolving Systems of CareReferencesAppendix: Cases for DiscussionIndex