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Ethical and Legal Issues

  • C. V. Haldipur
  • Robert C. Long

Abstract

The development of ethics as a form of professional self-regulation has a history as long as that of medicine itself. The best known example of an early ethical code is the Hippocratic oath, which dates back to the fourth or fifth century B.C. Similar codes were established elsewhere. In ancient India, for instance, the code forbade physicians to treat certain classes of individuals or diseases with a poor prognosis.

Keywords

Mental Health Professional Tardive Dyskinesia American Psychological Association Legal Issue Sexual Exploitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. V. Haldipur
    • 1
  • Robert C. Long
    • 2
  1. 1.Richard H. Hutchings Psychiatric CenterSyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Benjamin Rush CenterSyracuseUSA

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