n South African Psychiatry Review - Modern psychiatry - a change in ethics? : commentary




Extracted from text ... COMMENTARY S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2004;7:23-26 South African Psychiatry Review - February 2004 23 Modern psychiatry - a change in ethics? Professional codes Since ethics involves a set of principles guiding individuals in deciding what is right or wrong, good or bad, doctors are often seeking answers to the problems they encounter in professional codes of ethics. Such approaches do not necessarily solve problems. Mental health professionals are not required to take any further declaration or oath on qualifying or registering. The Madrid Declaration on Ethical Standards for Psychiatric Practice issued by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is a ..


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