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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331599/long-term-reduction-of-seclusion-and-forced-medication-on-a-hospital-wide-level-implementation-of-an-open-door-policy-over-6-years
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L Hochstrasser, D Fröhlich, A R Schneeberger, S Borgwardt, U E Lang, R-D Stieglitz, C G Huber
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric inpatient treatment is increasingly performed in settings with locked doors. However, locked wards have well-known disadvantages and are ethically problematic. In addition, recent data challenges the hypothesis that locked wards provide improved safety over open-door settings regarding suicide, absconding and aggression. Furthermore, there is evidence that the introduction of an open-door policy may lead to short-term reductions in involuntary measures. The aim of this study was to assess if the introduction of an open-door policy is associated with a long-term reduction of the frequency of seclusion and forced medication...
December 11, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302538/psychiatric-morbidity-in-spouses-of-patients-with-alcohol-related-disorders
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Aruna Dandu, S Bharathi, Shankar Reddy Dudala
Context: Alcohol dependence is on rise world over, especially in developing countries such as India. According to the World Health Organization, about 30% of Indians consume alcohol, out of which 4%-13% are daily consumers and up to 50% of them, fall under the category of hazardous drinking. Another worrying trend from India is that the average age of initiation of alcohol use has reduced from 28 years during the 1980s to 17 years in 2007. In India, alcohol abuse also amounts to huge annual losses due to alcohol-related problems in workplaces...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289377/treatment-of-paraphilic-disorders-in-sexual-offenders-or-men-with-a-risk-of-sexual-offending-with-luteinizing-hormone-releasing-hormone-agonists-an-updated-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Daniel Turner, Peer Briken
BACKGROUND: Different pharmacologic agents are used in the treatment of paraphilic disorders in sexual offenders or men with a risk of sexual offending, with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists being the agents introduced more recently to treatment regimens. AIM: To summarize the relevant literature concerning LHRH agonist treatment of paraphilic disorders in sexual offenders and update the previously published systematic review by Briken et al (J Clin Psychiatry 2003;64:890-897)...
January 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283984/stigmatization-of-mentally-ill-patients-through-media
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Dragan Babić, Romana Babić, Ivan Vasilj, Esmina Avdibegović
The stigmatization of mentally ill patients has negative labelling, marginalization and exclusion of people simply because they have a mental illness. Stigma has negative consequences for the individual and his family, as well as for psychiatry as a profession and the entire community. Stigma weakens the mentally ill, reinforcing a sense of alienation, which has negative consequences on the course of the illness. The media can inform the public about the treatment of mentally ill patients by conveying correct information, who can then act positively towards improving the quality of treatment...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282230/deconstructing-risk-management-in-psychotherapy-supervision
#5
Jerome Kroll, Jennifer Radden
In the ongoing controversy over how much regulation and standardization to impose on clinical practice and research, it is not surprising that the activity of psychotherapy supervision should be swept up in the drive for uniformity. The managers amongst us want to regulate and institutionalize all aspects of practice. In opposition, many clinicians resist the relentless march toward the safety of uniformity travel alongside managerial imposition of regulations. Psychotherapy supervision's method of a close apprenticeship relationship between supervisor and trainee and its focus on the process and ethics of professional interaction stand at the humanistic core of what is otherwise becoming an increasingly mechanistic model of providing care to persons with mental illness...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231127/view-from-the-penthouse-epistemological-bumps-and-emergent-metaphors-as-method-for-team-reflexivity
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Melissa Park, Hiba Zafran
Research in health care occurs within interdisciplinary teams that include clinician-researchers who have multiple epistemological orientations. Rigor in collaborative projects requires reflexive attention to how the paradigmatic questions raised by diverse epistemological orientations, and the ethical stances of each researcher, shape findings. This methodological article draws on three events during an ethnography of stigma in psychiatry to define and illustrate how we used double hermeneutics in data analysis...
December 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202428/factors-influencing-participation-of-psychiatry-inpatients-in-clinical-trials
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Nandeeshwar Reddy Mopuru, Sam Padamadan Jose, Biju Viswanath, C Naveen Kumar, Suresh Bada Math, Jagadisha Thirthalli
Serious concerns have arisen in recent years regarding the unethical and illegal practices resorted to during clinical trials. Clinical trials in psychiatry are further complicated by issues such as 'validity of consent' and 'decision making capacity' of patients. This study was planned to explore the factors determining patient participation in clinical trials. A random sample of 123 consenting psychiatry inpatients were provided the information and consent-form of a hypothetical clinical drug trial. They were interviewed regarding their decision, the decision maker and factors that led to the decision...
November 29, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200549/ethics-in-psychiatric-research-issues-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
Shobhit Jain, Pooja Patnaik Kuppili, Raman Deep Pattanayak, Rajesh Sagar
Psychiatric research has increased remarkably over recent decades to help in understanding the current trends and better therapeutic options for illness. On the other hand, there is also a trend toward higher rates of retraction of published papers in the recent years. Ethics is required to maintain and increase the overall quality and morality of research. Psychiatric research faces several unique ethical challenges. Ethical guidelines are very important tool of research which safeguards participants; however, there is a dearth of such guidelines in India...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193265/substance-use-disorder-and-compulsory-commitment-to-care-a-care-ethical-decision-making-framework
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Marie Nicolini, Joris Vandenberghe, Chris Gastmans
In the era of deinstitutionalisation of psychiatric patients, steady or even increasing rates of compulsory commitment to care (CCC) are an intriguing phenomenon to analyse. From a clinical, legal and ethical perspective, CCC continues to be a controversial practice in psychiatry, and perhaps even more so when applied to patients with severe substance use disorder (SUD). Several reasons make it controversial. The lack of consensus about the benefits of CCC and professional disagreement about what mental illness and autonomy mean in the case of SUD make it difficult to apply ethically sound clinical decision-making in CCC...
November 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158581/improved-ethical-guidance-for-the-return-of-results-from-psychiatric-genomics-research
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G Lázaro-Muñoz, M S Farrell, J J Crowley, D M Filmyer, R A Shaughnessy, R C Josiassen, P F Sullivan
There is an emerging consensus that genomic researchers should, at a minimum, offer to return to individual participants clinically valid, medically important and medically actionable genomic findings (for example, pathogenic variants in BRCA1) identified in the course of research. However, this is not a common practice in psychiatric genetics research. Furthermore, psychiatry researchers often generate findings that do not meet all of these criteria, yet there may be ethically compelling arguments to offer selected results...
November 21, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077144/-ethical-issues-relating-to-deep-brain-stimulation-for-psychiatric-disorders
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A F G Leentjens, D Horstkötter, G de Wert
Deep brain stimulation (dbs) can improve the quality of life of patients with therapy-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd). For other psychiatric indications, dbs should still be regarded as an experimental treatment.<br/> AIM: To discuss potential ethical issues associated with the use of dbs in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.<br/> METHOD: Ethical discourse.<br/> RESULTS: The ethical issues associated with the use of dbs to treat psychiatric disorders are no different from those that may arise during psychotherapeutic or pharmacological treatments...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076890/a-trans-dyadic-perspective-on-the-goldwater-rule
#12
Eric M Plakun
The Goldwater Rule has been debated, redefined, and debated further since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. This column offers a perspective on the Goldwater Rule that moves beyond psychiatry's current preoccupation with precision DSM-5 diagnosis of individuals, which ethically requires consent or other legal authorization for release of diagnostic information to others, and into the realm of leadership as seen through the "trans-dyadic" lens of psychoanalytic understanding of large group processes on a societal level...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061627/smartphone-enhanced-low-threshold-intervention-for-adolescents-with-anorexia-nervosa-seltian-waiting-for-outpatient-psychotherapy-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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David R Kolar, Florian Hammerle, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Michael Huss
INTRODUCTION: As smartphones are widely distributed nowadays, mental health apps seem to be a promising treatment tool. First self-help apps for eating disorders have been developed recently. However, studies assessing the efficacy of such apps are scarce. A smartphone app could prevent further weight reduction and increase commitment during waiting time for outpatient treatment, especially for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). In this study protocol, a randomised controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a smartphone-enhanced low-threshold intervention for AN during waiting time is described...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990959/ethical-and-psychiatric-boundaries-in-transplant-psychiatry
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Kathy Lee Coffman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971397/objective-structured-clinical-examination-osce-in-psychiatry-education-a-review-of-its-role-in-competency-based-assessment
#15
Christos Plakiotis
Over the last two decades, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has become an increasingly important part of psychiatry education and assessment in the Australian context. A reappraisal of the evidence base regarding the use of OSCE in psychiatry is therefore timely. This paper reviews the literature regarding the use of OSCE as an assessment tool in both undergraduate and postgraduate psychiatry training settings. Suitable articles were identified using the search terms 'psychiatry AND OSCE' in the ERIC (educational) and PubMed (healthcare) databases and grouped according to their predominant focus: (1) the validity of OSCEs in psychiatry; (2) candidate preparation and other factors impacting on performance; and (3) special topics...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953852/prescription-of-sodium-valproate-as-a-mood-stabiliser-in-pregnancy
#16
Kate Womersley
This essay was submitted for the Royal College of Psychiatry's perinatal psychiatry medical student essay prize in 2017. The essay considers the choices available to women with bipolar disorder who become pregnant while taking sodium valproate to treat mania or for mood stabilisation. The implications of three options are considered: to stop all treatment, to switch to a different mood stabiliser or to continue on sodium valproate. The implications for the fetus, on the mother's wellbeing and the ethics of patient choice are discussed...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953813/survey-on-the-knowledge-and-expectations-of-psychiatry-of-intellectual-disability-id-in-junior-doctors-joining-a-nhs-mental-health-trust
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Madhusudan Deepak Thalitaya, Claire Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Nationally, there is a drive to rotate more Foundation and GP Trainee Doctors through Psychiatry posts. In East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) in Bedfordshire, doctors from Core Psychiatry, Foundation and GP training programmes come to train in Psychiatry. Many will not have worked in Psychiatry before and have little experience of patients with ID. The prevalence of people with ID is increasing with improved life expectancy. They are a complex and vulnerable group with considerable wider legal, ethical and social issues...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944628/-understanding-the-use-of-mechanical-restraints-in-psychiatry-phenomenological-study-of-nurses%C3%A2-lived-experience
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Pascale Corneau, Jean Daniel Jacob, Dave Holmes, Desire Rioux
The use of mechanical restraints in psychiatric settings is currently the subject of ethical controversy. However, both patients' and nurses' voices are absent in the debate over this controversial intervention. The objective of this qualitative study was to examine the experience of psychiatric nurses using mechanical restraints. Twentyone nurses working on either the acute psychiatric inpatient unit and/or the emergency psychiatric unit of a university affiliated Canadian hospital participated in semi-structured interviews, which were then transcribed, coded and analyzed using the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) method...
April 19, 2017: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937340/research-domain-criteria-as-psychiatric-nosology
#19
Faisal Akram, James Giordano
Diagnostic classification systems in psychiatry have continued to rely on clinical phenomenology, despite limitations inherent in that approach. In view of these limitations and recent progress in neuroscience, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has initiated the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project to develop a more neuroscientifically based system of characterizing and classifying psychiatric disorders. The RDoC initiative aims to transform psychiatry into an integrative science of psychopathology in which mental illnesses will be defined as involving putative dysfunctions in neural nodes and networks...
October 2017: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919590/a-study-of-the-discussions-on-psychiatry-of-korea-in-the-1960s-and-1970s-from-mental-hygiene-to-modern-psychiatry
#20
Ji-Yeon Im
This study is to review the emergence of new psychiatrists, scientific rationalization, and popular internalization to reorganize the formation process of modern psychological medicine system. Unlike eugenic psychiatry from the Japanese Colonial Era, the social conditions and contexts forming autonomous system of psychiatry of Korea in the 1960s and 1970s have been concentrated. The discussion approach has been tried to secure two perspectives-treatment and criticism-at the same time and to expand the time and scope of study through the extensive texts such as newspapers, magazines, books, advertisements, and others in the 1960s and 1970s...
August 2017: Ŭi Sahak
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