Ethics in Psychiatry

European Contributions

  • Hanfried Helmchen
  • Norman Sartorius

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hanfried Helmchen, Norman Sartorius
      Pages 3-10
    3. Christina M. van der Feltz-Cornelis
      Pages 33-54
    4. Giovanni A. Fava
      Pages 55-72
  3. Principles of Ethics in Psychiatry

  4. The Applications of the Ethical Principles in Psychiatric Practice and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Juan José López-Ibor, Maria-Inès López-Ibor, Hanfried Helmchen
      Pages 199-207
    3. Lienhard Maeck, Gabriela Stoppe
      Pages 209-226
    4. Joachim Klosterkötter, Frauke Schultze-Lutter
      Pages 235-262
    5. Hanfried Helmchen
      Pages 263-279
    6. Ulrich Rüger, Christian Reimer
      Pages 281-297
    7. Matthis Synofzik, Thomas E. Schlaepfer
      Pages 299-320
    8. George Szmukler
      Pages 321-340
    9. Dirk Claassen, Stefan Priebe
      Pages 341-361
    10. Norbert Konrad, Birgit Völlm
      Pages 363-380
    11. Ambros Uchtenhagen
      Pages 381-400
    12. Howard Meltzer, Traolach S. Brugha
      Pages 437-458
  5. Non-medical Uses of Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. Norman Sartorius, Hanfried Helmchen
      Pages 487-488
    3. Bettina Schöne-Seifert, Davinia Talbot
      Pages 509-530
  6. Teaching Ethics in Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-531
    2. Deborah Bowman
      Pages 533-543
  7. Conclusions and Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 545-545
    2. Norman Sartorius, Hanfried Helmchen
      Pages 547-550
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 551-573

About this book


Ethics in Psychiatry: (1) presents a comprehensive review of ethical issues arising in psychiatric care and research; (2) relates ethical issues to changes and challenges of society; (3) examines the application of general ethics to specific psychiatric problems and relates these to moral implications of psychiatric practice; (4) deals with recently arising ethical problems; (5) contains contributions of leading European ethicists, philosophers, lawyers, historians and psychiatrists; (6) provides a basis for the exploration of culture-bound influences on morals, manners and customs in the light of ethical principles of global validity.


Clinical Ethics Ethical Issues Ethics of Diagnosis Exploration Moral bioethics confidentiality ethics genetics health human rights psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Hanfried Helmchen
    • 1
  • Norman Sartorius
    • 2
  1. 1.Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Klinik für Psychiatrie/ PsychotherapieUniversitätsklinikum BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.GeneveSwitzerland

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