Consultation-liaison psychiatry and clinical ethics: Representative cases

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Abstract

The skills of the consultation-liaison psychiatrist are enormously valuable in the emerging field of clinical ethics consultation. Expertise in evaluating decision-making capacity is crucial, as is the larger issue of addressing the role that emotional factors play in making life or death decisions. Three cases are reviewed that illustrate the way in which the psychiatric perspective enhances the process of clinical ethics consultation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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