"Doing the Right Thing: An Approach to Moral Issues in Mental Health Treatment" offers a new practice model for helping patients understand and face moral decisions in their lives. Illustrated with diagrams and case examples from practice, it offers a paradigm for informed ethical decision-making that can be readily applied by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and all other mental health professionals.
John R. Peteet, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
IntroductionAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Beyond Neutrality: Moral Functioning as a Basis for Therapeutic InfluenceChapter 2. Shaping the Direction of TreatmentChapter 3. Caring for PatientsChapter 4. Moral DilemmasChapter 5. Unfair PainChapter 6. Guilt, Shame, and Moral FailureChapter 7. Moral Growth and TransformationChapter 8. From Fragmentation to IntegrationIndex
"Dr. Peteet has written a slim, unpretentious volume about moral issues that face most psychiatrists every day. It is a wonderful introduction and a rich book."-- "Journal of Clinical Psychology" "Here is a remarkably knowing, thoughtful, and carefully reasoned consideration of clinical psychiatric work as it connects with moral matters. Here, too, is a wide-ranging review of an entire psychiatric and psychoanalytic literature: the continuing efforts of so many clinicians to work honorably and sensitively--to do right by their patients and to do what is right. Here, finally, is a clearly written book that will help a generation of us who work with patients to take our moral bearings, yet also look inward at our ethical assumptions and purposes, even as we try to give close, caring regard to the others who came to see us to tell of themselves."-- "Robert Coles, M.D., James Agee Professor of Social Ethics, Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Humanities, Harvard University" "For those interested in this area or for a supplemental, provocative text, this book is recommended."-- "E-Streams", "December 2004"
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