Ethical Practice in Psychiatry and the Law

  • Richard Rosner
  • Robert Weinstock

Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Issues and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan A. Stone
      Pages 3-17
    3. Richard Rosner
      Pages 19-29
    4. Robert Weinstock, Gregory B. Leong, J. Arturo Silva
      Pages 31-51
    5. Edward M. Hundert
      Pages 53-72
  3. Models and Guidelines for Ethical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Bernard L. Diamond
      Pages 75-84
    3. Henry C. Weinstein
      Pages 117-128
    4. Gregory B. Leong, J. Arturo Silva, Robert Weinstock
      Pages 151-162
    5. Robert L. Sadoff
      Pages 163-169
    6. Abraham L. Halpern
      Pages 171-174
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Spencer Eth, Mark J. Mills
      Pages 197-206
    3. Philippa Foot
      Pages 207-217
    4. Harold M. Ginzburg
      Pages 219-242
    5. Ruth Macklin
      Pages 243-255
    6. Joan G. Wexler
      Pages 257-268
    7. Robert Lloyd Goldstein
      Pages 293-305
    8. Stanley R. Kern
      Pages 307-312
    9. Cynthia B. Cohen
      Pages 313-325
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-348

About this book


We would expect a successful series such as Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law to present timely, relevant issues in a high-quality manner, and such is the hallmark of this outstanding series. But we might not expect the editors to dive into the especially controversial issues, e.g., ethics, and I applaud them for doing so and in such a comprehensive and thorough fashion. Public and professional concern about ethical aspects of psychiatrists' be­ havior and practice is growing, and exponentially. Concern about the ethical practice of modern forensic psychiatry is paralleled by deep-seated apprehen­ sion not only about the ethical dilemmas of psychiatry and medicine (e.g., societal versus individual patient values, the corporatization of medicine, access to versus cost of medicine) but also about the widely publicized ethical trans­ gressions of religious and political leaders. That's why this volume is so timely and important. Ethics-the principles and rules of right conduct. Sounds simple. We know it is not. When I'm asked by colleagues to consider the perceived unethical behavior of a fellow professional, I often find that, like obscenity, they can't always define it but they are definite that they know it when they see it. The perception of ethical conduct often appears to be in the eyes of the beholder. read this volume. It may not always please you, Well, that's why you will want to it may upset you and even offend you, but it will definitely inform you.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Rosner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Robert Weinstock
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Forensic Psychiatry Clinic of the New York Criminal and Supreme CourtsNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services of the City of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, School of MedicineUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Forensic and Ethical Consultation, Psychiatry ServiceWest Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  6. 6.Psychiatric Training, Student Psychological ServicesUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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