In Two Minds: A Casebook of Psychiatric Ethics by Donna L. DickensonIn Two Minds: A Casebook of Psychiatric Ethics by Donna L. Dickenson

In Two Minds: A Casebook of Psychiatric Ethics

byDonna L. Dickenson, Bill Fulford

Paperback | December 15, 2000

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In Two Minds is a practical casebook of problem solving in psychiatric ethics. Written in a lively and accessible style, it builds on a series of detailed case histories to illustrate the central place of ethical reasoning as a key competency for clinical work and research in psychiatry.Topics include risk, dangerousness and confidentiality; judgements of responsibility; involuntary treatment and mental health legislation; consent to genetic screening; dual role issues in child and adolescent psychiatry; needs assessment; cross-cultural and gender issues; rational and irrationalsuicide; shared decision making in multi-agency teams, and the growing role of the user's voice in psychiatry. Key ethical concepts are carefully introduced and explained. The text is richly supported by detailed guides for further reading. There are separate chapters on teaching psychiatricethics, including a sample seminar, and on writing a research ethics application. Each case history and discussion is followed by a critical commentary from a practitioner with relevant experience. Jim Birley adds a comparative international perspective on psychiatric ethics. Cartoons by JohnnyCowee provide punchy counterpoint! In Two Minds is the sister volume to the third edition of Sidney, Paul Chodoff and Steven Green's highly successful Psychiatric Ethics. In providing a bridge between theory and practice, it will be essential reading for everyone concerned with improving standardsin mental health care.
Dr Donna Dickenson Medical Ethics Unit Imperial College School of Medicine Dept of Primary Care and General Practice Norfolk Place London W2 1PG Tel: 020 7594 3350 Fax: 020 7706 8426 E-mail: Professor Bill Fulford Department of Philosophy University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL Tel: 01203 523421 Fax: 01203 253019...
Title:In Two Minds: A Casebook of Psychiatric EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:December 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192628585

ISBN - 13:9780192628589


Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction; the Tools of the Trade1. Philosophy and Psychiatry2. Ethics and PsychiatrySection II: Case Studies in the Clinical Encounter3. Basic Concepts; your myth or mine?4. Diagnosis; the responsible, the rational and the mentally ill5. Aetiology; causal and meaningful connections6. Treatment; trick or treat?7. Prognosis; luck and judgement8. Teamwork and the organisation of servicesSection III: Teaching and Research9. Teaching; a sample seminar10. The '3R's' of research ethics applicationsSection IV: Wider Perspectives11. Psychiatric Ethics; an international open society (Jim Birley)12. Conclusions: Psychiatry first

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