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Codes of ethics

Sidney Bloch and Russell Pargiter

in Psychiatric Ethics

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234318
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754548 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199234318.003.0010

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Codes of ethics

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Chapter 10 traces the evolution of ethical codes in medicine from Hippocrates to the present, compares the different forms codes assume, and discusses the purposes to which they can be put, including the raising of moral consciousness, protecting the ‘guild’, as a means of education and as a tool in self-regulation.

Chapter.  11675 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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