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Beyond the 'Goldwater rule'

Abstract:

Mitchell discusses the moral responsibilities of psychiatrists who, when outside professional settings, suspect that a person might benefit from psychiatric help. Is making an unsolicited psychiatric diagnosis ever the right thing to do? The American Psychiatric Association's guidance is that it is not, unless the psychiatrist has been granted authorisation. Although sensitive to harms from 'unsolicited diagnoses', Mitchell argues that this guidance is too blunt: the benefits may outweigh the...

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10.1192/pb.bp.111.034868

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Journal:
Psychiatrist
Volume:
35
Issue:
8
Pages:
281-282
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1758-3217
ISSN:
1758-3209
URN:
uuid:d589db9c-31e2-4c06-acba-c40efb4f62df
Source identifiers:
201338
Local pid:
pubs:201338
Language:
English

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