Ethical Issues in Psychiatric Research

  • William J. Winslade
  • John W. Douard
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


The primary goal of psychiatric research is to increase scientific knowledge about human psychology and behavior. Other chapters in this book treat the methodologies for achieving this goal as well as special topics and areas about which knowledge is sought. In this chapter, we consider ethical issues that arise in the course of formulating and conducting psychiatric research.


Ethical Issue Experimental Treatment Financial Incentive Human Subject Research Psychiatric Research 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Winslade
    • 1
  • John W. Douard
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for the Medical HumanitiesUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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