April 01, 2008
Ethical Aspects of Psychiatry

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Sample questions:
Several key principles apply to the exercise of moral behavior and are especially applicable to medical ethics. The movement toward "parity" legislation to ensure that provision of care for mental illness is analogous to care for systemic illness illustrates the ethical principle of
Principle-based ethics (Beauchamp and Childress 2001) advocates a technique of balancing four ethical principles in the actions of a particular case. Which of the following is not one of the four principles emphasized in this model?
In the "four-topics method" of ethical decision making (Jonsen et al. 1998), data gathering about a particular dilemma is first accomplished and ethical reasoning is then applied. The case of a terminal cancer patient who refuses chemotherapy represents a conflict between which two of this model's four topics?