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Treatment and Research Ethics

Edited by Jennifer Radden

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195149531
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199870943 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0021

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

 Treatment and Research Ethics

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This chapter analyzes the various ethical issues that arise in psychiatric treatment and research settings. These range from enduring concerns over compulsory treatment and the questions of consent that occur in treatment and research settings alike, to recently encountered dilemmas over drug treatment and psychiatric genetics. The chapter also explores broader questions, including the appropriate ethical framework for treatment and research ethics, the relationship between psychiatric and other biomedical ethics, and the current dominance of the autonomy principle.

Keywords: ethics; compulsory treatment; consent; healthcare professionals; geneticization

Chapter.  6216 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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