Psychiatry has evolved significantly since the last edition, and the new edition’s plentiful revisions and fresh material reflect these changes: • Assisted suicide and euthanasia, which pose controversial and difficult ethical questions, are explored in-depth, with attention accorded religious views, the complexity of informed consent, and the concern that some who choose euthanasia may be clinically depressed.• Navigating social media, experiencing the loss of anonymity, and engaging in self-disclosure of all kinds presents new challenges for practitioners; the pitfalls, both ethical and psychological, are thoroughly discussed. • The digital age poses many ethical dilemmas regarding patient privacy. Is it acceptable for clinicians to "Google" their patients, or is it merely voyeurism? What about consent? • Burnout among mental health practitioners is growing, and professional well-being is an emergent topic. The book examines the increased expectations of physicians and what setting reasonable limits in an era of the electronic health record might look like.• Over the past few decades, neuroscience has been accepted as the conceptual basis for understanding and treating mental illness, and neuroethics have achieved an attendant importance. Human subjects research and the active question of public trust in science, as well as emerging domains, including neurotechnologies, neurolaw, and philosophy of cognition, are carefully examined.
Eloquent, instructive, and pragmatic, Professionalism and Ethics: Q & A Self-Study Guide for Mental Health Professionals offers critical learning to prepare professionals for ethical challenges in care and research and is an essential reference and tool for an increasingly complex world.
|Publisher:||American Psychiatric Association Publishing|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Table of ContentsContributorsPrefaceIntroductory CommentsPart I: Ethics and ProfessionalismChapter 1. Ethics, Professionalism, and the Field of Mental Health: An OverviewChapter 2. Ethics In the Mental Health ProfessionsPart II: Questions and Annotated AnswersChapter 3. Core Concepts in Ethics and ProfessionalismChapter 4. Ethics and Professionalism in Clinical CareChapter 5. Ethics and Professionalism in Medical ResearchChapter 6. Ethics and Professionalism in Interactions With Colleagues and TraineesPart III: Self-Assessment and Further StudyChapter 7. Ethics and Professionalism Questions for ReviewReferences
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Crafted as a study guide for mental health professionals, professionalism and Ethics includes a scholarly overview of a critically important topic straight from the day's health care headlines and clinical headaches. (The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry)