Ethics and philosophy in psychiatry

by Dr Mike Akroyd and reviewed by Dr Justine McCulloch

 

Learning outcomes:

 

By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:

 

  • describe some of the key philosophical concepts in psychiatry

     

  • explain the interface between philosophy and our everyday use of language in psychiatry

     

  • recognise the explicit and implicit value terms that we use in the everyday language of psychiatry

     

  • describe elements of moral philosophy and core ethical principles

     

  • describe the evolution of ‘bioethics’ in the 20th century

     

  • explain the ethics of research, and how psychiatry brings special challenges

     

  • describe legal and ethical frameworks for understanding of confidentiality and consent

     

  • identify areas of interface between psychiatry and civil law.

 

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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

The social role of doctors by Dr Daniel Maughan and Dr Tomasz Bajorek

 

 

British Journal of Psychiatry

 

 

 

Related BJPsych articles

 

Related blogs: SCPPE (Professional Practice and Ethics) blog

 

 

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