Journal article

A history of psychiatric ethics.

Sidney Bloch, Russell Pargiter

Psychiatric Clinics of North America | Published : 2002


In the not-far-distant past, ethics for all doctors was, at best, an ill-attended lecture or two on how to keep out of trouble; it was assumed the rest was absorbed by a form of social and professional osmosis. Although ethics has entered the undergraduate curriculum, continuing medical education programs, journals, and books, it still is in a state of flux. Although immense progress has been made in the last 30 to 40 years, much remains to be done. Trainees are often naïve, and the older generation is on a steep learning curve. An encouraging feature is the current lively debate on matters ethical and how they can best be incorporated into everyday clinical practice. The long-held notion of..

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