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Divided Staffs, Divided Selves: A Case Approach to Mental Health Ethics.

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By Reiser Stanley Joel, Bursztajn Harold J., Appelbaum Paul S., Gutheil Thomas G.. . 150 pages. Cambridge University Press; , Cambridge: , 1987.. $29.95 (clothback); $8.95 (paperback).

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(12):998-999. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-12-998_3
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Discussions of the emerging importance of ethical issues in medicine, of the methods for ethical analysis, and of how to organize mental-health ethics rounds; followed by illustrative cases, discussion, and questions for the main types of ethical problems related to informed consent, competency, involuntary treatment, confidentiality, truth-telling, the "difficult patient," relations of parents and children, religious commitments, allocation of resources, research, and criminal justice. Relevant to psychiatry, psychology, and aspects of practice in other fields. (EJH)


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