Extract from Psychiatry and Mental Health: a guide for counsellors and psychotherapists

Extract from Psychiatry and Mental Health: a guide for counsellors and psychotherapists

Chapter 8. - Ethical issues in psychiatry and mental healthcare

Chapter outline - 

Key ethical frameworks

Autonomy

Ethical issues in psychiatry and mental healthcare practice

Conflicts and tensions between psychiatry and counselling

Introduction

Whether we are aware of it or not, everything we do as helpers (whether we are mental health professionals or counsellors) is underpinned by our ethical position: that is, by our sense or belief that what we are doing is the right thing. But how do we know what is the right thing to do?

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