Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMallia, Pierre-
dc.identifier.citationMallia, P. (2008). Ethics in psychiatry. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 3, 10.en_GB
dc.description.abstractPsychiatrists in the UK have recently lamented the need for a code of ethics for psychiatry. There is a clear difference between a code of ethics and a code of practice (such as the non-statutory one of the UK Mental Health Act of 1983) or indeed a code of conduct. Sarkar and Adshead (2003) argue for the need to protect the patient in a world which is becoming more and more contractarian and utilitarian. Indeed the public often views psychiatrists as having to protect it from psychiatric patients and because of this the latter are put at a higher risk for detention. Codes of conduct and practice are therefore not sufficient for psychiatrists I as patients put trust in these professionals to "protect their interests when they are not well enough to protect themselves".en_GB
dc.publisherMedical Portals Ltd.en_GB
dc.subjectPsychiatry -- Moral and ethical aspectsen_GB
dc.subjectPsychiatrists -- Professional ethicsen_GB
dc.titleEthics in psychiatryen_GB
dc.rights.holderThe copyright of this work belongs to the author(s)/publisher. The rights of this work are as defined by the appropriate Copyright Legislation or as modified by any successive legislation. Users may access this work and can make use of the information contained in accordance with the Copyright Legislation provided that the author must be properly acknowledged. Further distribution or reproduction in any format is prohibited without the prior permission of the copyright holder.en_GB
dc.publication.titleThe Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Networken_GB
Appears in Collections:The Synapse, Issue 03/08
The Synapse, Issue 03/08

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
The_Synapse,_3-08_-_A4.pdf875.35 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.