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PERSPECTIVE/VIEWPOINT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

Social psychiatry: The ethical challenges


Secretary, World Association of Social Psychiatry; Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Bioethics, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Fernando Lolas
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Bioethics, University of Chile, Santiago
Chile
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/WSP.WSP_2_19

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Considerations on the ethical challenges facing social psychiatry are based on the fact that it is an academic and applied endeavor harmonizing different forms of knowledge stemming from diverse sources, with different epistemic traditions. The field requires careful analysis of linguistic uses, distinguishing between public, international, and global health research and practice. Ethical imperatives extend from sound research practices to reasoned application of knowledge, advocacy, and counseling.


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