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Mark S. Komrad, MD

Mark S. Komrad, MD

Dr. Komrad is Ethicist-in-Residence for the Sheppard Pratt Health System and a Member of the APA Ethics Committee; he is also on the Faculty of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. His opinions are his own. He is the author of You Need Help: A Step-by-Step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling.

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The APA's historic Position Statement provides guidance for psychiatrists in the face of a rapidly changing landscape of social values and expectations of medical services. Details here.

Here's a review of a book about involuntary psychiatric commitment-- a major source of controversy when the public tries to understand who psychiatrists are and what we do.

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When a psychiatrist evaluates a patient, there is much to be valued in trying to adopt the patient’s internal perspective of cultural mores and world views. But what are the limits to cultural sensitivity?

This article focuses on 2 ethical issues that the new CPT coding raises to higher stakes: the increased potential for conflict of interest in billing and the erosion of confidentiality.

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