Celebrating the Platinum Rule at a Potluck Dinner

November 11, 2020
H. Steven Moffic, MD

Diversity, bringing all our differences to the table, is important, now more than ever.

Psychiatry & Society

You have probably heard of the golden rule, 'treat others as you would want to be treated.' But what about the platinum rule? Your cultural experiences are not universal, and therefore you should treat others how they want to be treated. Acknowledging cultural differences is important.

Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of being a Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He has recently been leading Tikkun Olam advocacy movements on climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric Times®.