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Conflicting ethical values 

Conflicting ethical values
Conflicting ethical values

Nigel Eastman

, Gwen Adshead

, Simone Fox

, Richard Latham

, and Seán Whyte

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date: 08 March 2021

Working in multidisciplinary teams 256

Working with other agencies 258

Working with other public bodies 259

Working in non-therapeutic contexts 261

Confidentiality and disclosure 263

Ethical risk assessment & management 265

Philosophy and ethics of coercion 268

As the practice of medicine becomes more complex, there has been a need for different types of expertise to deliver best quality care. Doctors are required to work effectively in teams with other colleagues as a matter of good medical practice, as defined by the GMC. Breakdowns in team functioning can lead to impaired patient care and increased risk. It is therefore essential that all psychiatrists understand, and respect, the different professionals who also offer care to patients who use mental health services. This is particularly true in forensic psychiatry, where it is certainly not possible for the doctor to deliver all aspects of patient care. The team is the repository of both technical and ethical decision-making....

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