n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Facts and Values in Psychiatric Practice : the theme of the 2006 national psychiatry congress : editorial




Extracted from text ... 40 articles The President of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP), Professor Merryll Vorster, requested that practical ethics be incorporated in the formulation of a theme for the 2006 national congress of SASOP. Consequently, the organising committee resolved that the theme be 'Facts and Values in Psychiatric Practice'. The theme concerns the complexities of scientific evidence as well as the complexities of the ethical and various other values with which psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners are dealing at the coalface of psychiatric practice. Scientific endeavours informing us on the relevant facts about diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and other management ..


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