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Ethical Issues in Community Psychiatry
David I. Joseph; Roger Peele
Psychiatric Services 1975; doi:
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Psychiatric Residency Training Program Overholser Training and Research Division; St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. 20032

St. Elizabeths Hospital Washington, D.C.; department of psychiatry and behavioral science at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

1975 by the American Psychiatric Association

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In delivering mental health services, community psychiatry operates under two contracts: one between the community and the provider of services and one between the provider of services and the individual or organization requesting them. Each party in the contract has a system of ethics and values that determines its conception of what services should be available and how they should be delivered. Often there are conflicts. Using case studies from a community mental health center, the authors discuss many of the conflicts and ways of resolving them.

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