Ethical Problems in the Practice of Psychiatrists under Managed Care

  • José Guimón

Abstract

Because of their complex professional roles, psychiatrists today find themselves confronted by a wide range of ethical questions. The difficulties can sometimes be obvious. But they may also be much more complex and their implications more subtle. Psychiatrists are influenced by their social and personal histories, the ideology implicit in their professional experience, the theories contained de facto in their discipline and the socio-cultural setting in which they practice. This includes the economic and administrative restrictions placed on their field of activity, as is the case in managed care.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • José Guimón
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity Hospitals of GenevaChêne-BourgSwitzerland

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