Is evidence-based psychiatry ethical? (International - download pdf or read online

By Mona Gupta

Rated as one of many most sensible 15 breakthroughs in medication over the past one hundred fifty years, evidence-based drugs (EBM) has turn into hugely influential in drugs. placed easily, EBM promotes a possible irrefutable, precept: that decision-making in clinical perform can be dependent, up to attainable, at the latest study findings. EBM has been rather well known inside psychiatry, a box that's haunted through a legacy of debatable interventions. For advocates,
anchoring psychiatric perform in examine facts makes psychiatry extra clinical legitimate and ethically valid. Few, although, have wondered no matter if EBM, an idea pioneered via these operating in different parts of drugs, could be utilized to psychiatric disorders.

In this groundbreaking e-book, the Canadian psychiatrist and ethicist Mona Gupta analyzes the elemental assumptions of EBM, and significantly examines their applicability to psychiatry. by way of highlighting the elemental moral tensions among psychiatry and EBM, the writer addresses the basic and arguable query - should still psychiatrists perform evidence-based medication at all?

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