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dc.creatorSen, Piyalen
dc.creatorGordon, Harveyen
dc.creatorAdshead, Gwenen
dc.creatorIrons, Ashleyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:21:06Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:21:06Zen
dc.date.created2007-06en
dc.date.issued2007-06en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2006.017806en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2007 June; 33(6): 337-341en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Ethical+dilemmas+in+forensic+psychiatry:+two+illustrative+cases&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=33&issue=6&date=2007-06&au=Sen,+Piyal;+Gordon,+Harvey;+Adshead,+Gwen;+Irons,+Ashleyen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2006.017806en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/964298en
dc.description.abstractOne approach to the analysis of ethical dilemmas in medical practice uses the "four principles plus scope" approach. These principles are: respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice, along with concern for their scope of application. However, conflicts between the different principles are commonplace in psychiatric practice, especially in forensic psychiatry, where duties to patients often conflict with duties to third parties such as the public. This article seeks to highlight some of the specific ethical dilemmas encountered in forensic psychiatry: the excessive use of segregation for the protection of others, the ethics of using mechanical restraint when clinically beneficial and the use of physical treatment without consent. We argue that justice, as a principle, should be paramount in forensic psychiatry, and that there is a need for a more specific code of ethics to cover specialised areas of medicine like forensic psychiatry. This code should specify that in cases of conflict between different principles, justice should gain precedence over the other principles.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:307251en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectBeneficenceen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectForensic Psychiatryen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPsychiatryen
dc.subject.classificationBioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationCodes of / Position Statements on Professional Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationNeurosciences and Mental Health Therapiesen
dc.subject.classificationApplied and Professional Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationGovernment Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Medicineen
dc.subject.classificationThird Party Consenten
dc.subject.classificationRight to Refuse Treatmenten
dc.titleEthical Dilemmas in Forensic Psychiatry: Two Illustrative Casesen
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