Journal of Medical Ethics 11 (3):132-134 (1985)

Abstract
Psychiatrists diagnose mental illness in patients against a climate of opinion in which the value of diagnosis is questioned and non-medical formulations of the problems of psychiatric patients are put forward. Nevertheless the classic diagnostic terminology shows no sign of disappearing. The patients may find that a psychiatric diagnostic label is a stigma and has bad consequences. They may also object to standard methods of treatment. Given this situation the right of the patient to a full explanation of the diagnosis and the rationale of the treatment offered seems to be incontrovertible. If this information were given to patients it would, in addition, help them to make sense out of their often puzzling experiences and indicate that fellow sufferers existed
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1136/jme.11.3.132
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,039
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Psychiatry Observed.Geoff Baruch - 1978 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis.John Z. Sadler - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
Is There Androcentric Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis?Sue V. Rosser - 1992 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (2):215-231.
Psychiatric Diagnosis, Psychiatric Power and Psychiatric Abuse.T. Szasz - 1994 - Journal of Medical Ethics 20 (3):135-138.
Diagnosis, Power and Certainty: Response to Davis. [REVIEW]Malcolm Parker - 2010 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (3):291-297.
Schizophrenia, Mental Capacity, and Rational Suicide.Jeanette Hewitt - 2010 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (1):63-77.
Psychiatric Ethics.Sidney Bloch & Stephen A. Green (eds.) - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
A Footnote to the Revolution in Psychiatric Diagnosis.William M. Landau - 2009 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 52 (2):338-341.
Ulysses Contracts.Michael Lavin - 1986 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 3 (1):89-101.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-09-13

Total views
123 ( #94,875 of 2,505,691 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #416,705 of 2,505,691 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes