Ethics in psychiatry: the lessons we learn from Nazi psychiatry.
Summary of "Ethics in psychiatry: the lessons we learn from Nazi psychiatry."
Under the Euthanasia Program of Nazi Germany, more than 200,000 psychiatric patients were killed by doctors in psychiatric institutions. After summarising the historical facts and the slow and still going-on process of illuminating and understanding what happened, some ethical consequences are drawn. What can we learn from history? The following aspects are addressed: the special situation of psychiatry in times of war, bioethics and biopolitics, the responsibility of the psychiatrist for the individual patient, the effects of hierarchy on personal conscience and responsibility, the unethical "curable-uncurable" distinction and the atrocious concept that persons differ in their value.
, Grub 4, 87653, Eggenthal, Germany, email@example.com.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20960004
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00406-010-0158-2
Psychiatry is distinguished from other fields of medical expertise and bears a particular kind of responsibility, namely the treatment of persons incapable of informed consent per se. The History of p...
Polish psychiatry was since its origin deeply influenced by German (Austrian) and Russian psychiatry. After the German assault Polish psychiatric patients were the first victims of mass executions, an...
The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandates that residents in psychiatry training programs learn to provide psychiatric consultation to other medical and surgical services...
The authors present examples of programs educating psychiatry residents to work in integrated healthcare settings.
According to the Declaration of Helsinki and other guidelines, clinical studies should be approved by a research ethics committee and seek valid informed consent from the participants. Editors of medi...
Online consulatations through videoconference in the field of psychiatry given to general practitioners will reduce costs of medical treatment and improve service.
This is the second phase (Phase B) of the main project "Bank for Thoughts", which has the following aims: 1. Improvement of software for secured (encrypted and access-controlled) asynch...
This research program will improve the care and treatment outcomes of dually diagnosed veterans who receive inpatient psychiatry care, and decrease their use of VA inpatient mental health ...
To investigate and compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of ziprasidone versus placebo in the treatment of conduct disorder (CD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and disruptive...
The objective of the Transition into Primary-care Psychiatry (TIPP) project is to determine how feasible it is to conduct a study to evaluate a new primary-care focused program of mental h...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A subspecialty of psychiatry concerned with the mental health of the aged.
Branch of psychiatry concerned with problems related to the prevention, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of mental or emotional disorders of Armed Forces personnel.
Psychiatry in its legal aspects. This includes criminology, penology, commitment of mentally ill, the psychiatrist's role in compensation cases, the problems of releasing information to the court, and of expert testimony.
Branch of psychiatry concerned with the provision and delivery of a coordinated program of mental health care to a specified population. The foci included in this concept are: all social, psychological and physical factors related to etiology, prevention, and maintaining positive mental health in the community.
Affection; in psychiatry commonly refers to pleasure, particularly as it applies to gratifying experiences between individuals.