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Practice of Psychiatry Ethics in the Clinical Applications

Myung Ho Lim ORD ID 1

1단국대학교

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ABSTRACT

Psychiatric ethics, which is a field of medical ethics, could show complicated ethical conflicts due to the characteristics of psychiatry such as involuntary treatment. The author described the four basic principles of medical ethics including psychiatric ethics, and organized the clinical cases and theories of various ethical situations that are common in the clinical applications of psychiatry. The four principles of medical ethics are the principle of respect for autonomy, the principle of non-maleficence, the principle of beneficence including paternalism, and the principle of justice. The clinical situations of psychiatry described in this study include ethical problems relevant to restraint and isolation, ethical problems relevant to involuntary hospitalization, confidentiality problem, problems relevant to autonomy and others' benefit, surrogate decision making problem, problems relevant to the diagnosis of psychiatric patients, problems relevant to the relationships with the opposite sex between psychiatric patients, and agreement problem.

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