Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will:


  • be aware of the range of ethical dilemmas that occur in psychiatric practice


  • know how to make use of a clinical ethics framework and a clinical ethics committee to help address these dilemmas


  • understand the ethical principles used by clinical ethics committees to advise on ethical dilemmas


  • be able to describe and analyse the ethical dilemmas you come into contact with in daily practice.


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