Part I: Psychiatrists and Social Justice -- the Concept of Justice
Journal of Ethics in Mental Health [electronic] 2007 November; 2(2): 5 p. Accessed: http://www.jemh.ca [2008 January 24]
These two papers consider the concept of social justice and the ethical obligations psychiatrists may have in its regard. In this first paper, the concept of social justice is defined in terms of the successful function of the social contract. Basic conceptions of justice are then considered.
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Robertson, Michael (2007-11)This second paper explores psychiatrists? ethical obligations in the face of the failure of the social contract ? inherent failures in distributive justice, the failure of the sovereign and the reconstitution of the social ...
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