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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.
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Name: European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience
In Australia and internationally, psychiatry has struggled to fill training places to keep up with demand for service. The objective of this study was to review the components of psychiatry terms and ...
This study is to assess the attitude of the medical interns toward psychiatry, psychiatrists and patients with mental health problems.
The objective of this study was to assess and describe required and elective components of the 4th post-graduate year (PGY4) in psychiatry residency programs.
Will Tele-psychiatry be effective and acceptable to patients.
Online consulatations through videoconference in the field of psychiatry given to general practitioners will reduce costs of medical treatment and improve service.
Each hospitalization leads to stress and anxiety. This is particularly true in psychiatry, because of "decompensation". That is why therapeutic treatments are delivered quickly to treat th...
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...
The purpose of this study is to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and utility of pharmacogenomic (PGX) testing (specifically for the cytochrome P450 2D6 and 2C19 genes) prior to init...
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.
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Psychiatry is the study of mental disorders and their diagnosis, management and prevention. Conditions include schizophrenia, severe depression and panic disorders among others. There are pharmaceutical treatments as well as other therapies to help...
Bioethics is the study of controversial ethics brought about by advances in biology and medicine. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, and philo...