Ethical issues in research and treatment arise routinely for faculty and staff in the Department of Psychiatry in all aspects of our work: research, training / education, clinical, consultation, and administration. These issues may involve:

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The Department has policies and procedures to assure that these issues are managed in a manner that is consistent with School and Clinical System policy, all applicable legal standards, as well as policies set by the AAMC, the APA, and other professional organizations. In addition, new issues and situations are raised that need to be evaluated and considered.

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Ethics in Mental Health Research:
Lessons Learned from 25 Years of
Empirical Research

Thursday, November 13, 2014
12-1 pm, Lazare Auditorium, S1-607

James M DuBois, DSc, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of General Medical Sciences
Director of the Center for Clinical Research Ethics
Washington University at St. Louis


Context is Everything: Psychological data and consent to research
Charles W. Lidz & Paul S. Appelbaum


What ANPRM Missed: Additional needs in IRB reform. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics

by Charles W. Lidz  & Susan Garverich


 ETHICS CASE: Civil Commitment for Substance Abuse
Commentary by Jeffrey C. Eisen, MD, MBA