Whose Turn Should It Be? The Ethics of COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation
Leaders are struggling to justly distribute the coveted vaccine, as their are many vexing ethical issues surrounding COVID-19.
It’s Time to Use Our Moral Imagination
Dr Cynthia Geppert invites listeners to have the courage to use their imagination to rebuild a better and kinder world
Psychiatric Questions, Queries, and Quarrels
In psychiatry, hot debates abound if you just look around-and if this Special Report collection is any indication, the result is a balance of opinion and civility made richer by virtue of opposing views.
Introduction: More Dives and Intellectual Jujitsu
An overview of the DSM diagnostic system, the medicalization of normal variants of human behavior, and physician-assisted suicide.
Introduction: Deep Dives and Intellectual Jujitsu
This special report on controversies in psychiatry examines the pros and cons of assisted outpatient treatment and also antidepressant use in pregnancy.
To Google or Not to Google? Is “Patient-Targeted” Googling Ethical?
How would you handle information about a patient obtained from an Internet search? Take the quiz.
To Google or Not to Google? This Is the Question
“Googling” a patient does not seem much different from the old-fashioned obtaining of collateral information, but the ramifications may be far more than you bargain for.
Bioethical Challenges for Psychiatrists: Determination of Decisional Capacity
The authors parse myths and facts about decisional capacity, with the goal of preserving patients' dignity and autonomy and helping you mediate conflicts, meet bioethical challenges, and provide compassionate resolutions.
Blood, Truth-and the Decision to Transfuse
Does this patient have decision making capacity to refuse a blood transfusion that will likely save his life? You are the ethics consultant, and the decision is yours.
Of Blood and Truth
Ethics case quiz: A patient's inconsistent decisions regarding treatment are cause for concern. What to do?
A Rational Suicide? Case Consultation and Quiz Commentary
The author offers a brief commentary in response to feedback from readers of a previously published case.
Introduction: Reflections on the Crossing of Cultures in Psychiatry
Special Reports have long been a mainstay feature of the monthly Psychiatric Times issues, but this two-part report on cultural competence and diversity is unique in both style and content.
A Rational Suicide?
Take the ethics quiz about a cognitively intact, highly intelligent patient with good ego strength and coping skills who plans to commit suicide.
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