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Introduction: The Brave New World of Psychiatric Ethics
The universe of psychiatric ethics has dramatically expanded. Let us boldly go together where psychiatric ethics has never gone before!
The New CPT Codes: Ethical Challenges in a New Billing Era?
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.
Ethics and Virtues in Clinical Psychiatry
Case-based dialogues illustrate some virtues required in psychiatric practice.
Discussions About Public Figures: Clinician, Commentator, or Educator?
As psychiatrists, we have a potentially unique—and powerful—influence in the discussion of public figures. But what professional and ethical obligations should we follow in this role?
Ethical Issues in Disclosing to Patients: Should Patients Be Allowed to Read Their Charts?
Federal law now strongly supports a patient’s right to view his or her psychiatric record on request. Here: a look at the ethical and legal issues.
Global Child Mental Health
Global child mental health in low- and middle-income countries faces all of the challenges of Western society and many more. This article examines the issues.
Psychiatry in China: Its Relevance for the US
Psychiatry in China? Up until about a decade ago, that could have been considered an oxymoron. Yet, just as China has modernized and embraced a Chinese form of capitalism, so psychiatry is becoming modernized in a Chinese form of psychiatry.
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