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Ethics and migrant psychiatry: Principles, challenges, and solutions 

Ethics and migrant psychiatry: Principles, challenges, and solutions
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Ethics and migrant psychiatry: Principles, challenges, and solutions
Author(s):

Nicholas A. Deakin

, Antonio Ventriglio

, and Dinesh Bhugra

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198833741.003.0050
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date: 18 May 2021

Ethical practice of medicine in general and psychiatry in particular form an integral part of medical professionalism in order to ensure that patients not only get the best treatments for their needs but also that these are delivered in an ethical framework. For centuries, doctors and psychiatrists have continued to rely on the four principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice as critical components of decision-making in treating their patients. As the concepts of health have changed the basic principles remain the same. This “four principles” approach has much to offer medical professionals when they are faced with ethical dilemmas in clinical and non-clinical practice. In this chapter, we outline the basis of these principles and consider the key strengths while using this theory. For psychiatrists there is a major imperative as their actions can deprive patients of their liberty. The “four principles” should be considered when making ethical decisions, and in conjunction with professional judgement and wider ethical frameworks.

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