Ethical Principles in Psychiatry: The Declarations of Hawaii and Madrid

  • Otto W. Steenfeldt-Foss
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 45)


The Declarations of Hawaii and Madrid are the first international declarations on the ethical obligations of psychiatrists, specifically elaborated by and for psychiatrists. Thereby, they responded to ethical challenges provoked by profound societal changes in which the patient–physician-relationship and their acting is embedded. Their development over the last 30 years as well as their content will be described.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Health Services of OsloOsloNorway

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