Are We Teaching Psychiatrists to Be Ethical?
The authors conducted a nationwide survey of ethics education during psychiatry residency. Of the 136 program directors and 95 chief residents responding, nearly all agreed that ethics should be a part of the core curriculum. Program directors reported that most programs (60%) did offer a formal seminar series or course. However, 26 programs (19%) had no planned discussion of ethics in any seminar and fewer than 30% of all programs held seminars on the issues considered most worthy of formal attention, including psychiatrist-patient sexual contact, confidentiality, and forced treatment. The discrepancy between what program directors and chief residents believe should be taught and what is actually being taught indicates a need to focus attention on the teaching of psychiatric ethics.
KeywordsProgram Director Core Curriculum Journal Club Chief Resident Grand Round
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 8.American Medical Association: Essentials of accredited residencies, in Directory of Graduate Medical Education Programs. Chicago, American Medical Association, 1992, p 121Google Scholar
- 9.Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry: A Casebook in Psychiatric Ethics. New York, Brunner/Mazel, 1990Google Scholar
- 11.Loether HJ, McTavish DC (eds): Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction, 2nd Edition. Boston, MA, Allyn and Bacon, 1980, pp 586–588Google Scholar
- 12.Michels R: Training in psychiatric ethics, in Psychiatric Ethics, edited by Bloch S, Chodoff P. Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 1981Google Scholar