Description - Psychiatric Ethics by Sidney Bloch
Ethical issues are pivotal to the practice of psychiatry. Anyone involved in psychiatric practice and mental healthcare has to be aware of the range of ethical issues relevant to their profession. An increased professional commitment to accountability, in parallel with a growing "consumer" movement has paved the way for a creative engagement with the ethical movement. The bestselling 'Psychiatric Ethics' has carved out a niche for itself as the major comprehensive text and core reference in the field, covering a range of complex ethical dilemmas which face clinicians and researchers in their everyday practice. This new edition takes a fresh look at recent trends and developments at the interface between ethics and psychiatric practice. Coming ten years after the third edition, the editors have observed several emerging aspects of psychiatric practice requiring coverage, as a result, 5 new chapters have been added, including cutting edge and controversial topics - such as neuroethics, trauma/PTSD, and the relationship between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. All other chapters have been fully revised and updated.
The book will continue to be essential reading for psychiatrists, psychologists, other mental health professionals, and bioethicists, as well as of interest to policy makers, managers and lawyers.
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(233mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Oxford University Press
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Author Biography - Sidney Bloch
Stephen A. Green is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, and has a private psychiatric practice in Washington, D.C. After completing Harvard College he received his M.D. degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, then completed a medical internship at the Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, and a residency in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA. He received a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Bioethics from Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Dr. Green has published articles on psychotherapy, psychosomatic issues, and the ethics of managed care. He has written two books about the interrelationship of physical and mental illness, and edited four others, including the most recent Anthology of Psychiatric Ethics. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychiatric Association.