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The Use of Palliative Sedation for Existential Distress: A Psychiatric Perspective
&NA; This article introduces a structure for standardization in the ongoing debate about the application of palliative sedation for psychological and existential suffering at the end of life. WeExpand
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Patient‐Targeted Googling: The Ethics of Searching Online for Patient Information
&NA; With the growth of the Internet, psychiatrists can now search online for a wide range of information about patients. Psychiatrists face challenges of maintaining professional boundaries withExpand
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A Plea for Pragmatism in Clinical Research Ethics
Pragmatism is a distinctive approach to clinical research ethics that can guide bioethicists and members of institutional review boards (IRBs) as they struggle to balance the competing values ofExpand
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Medical professionalism in the age of online social networking
The rapid emergence and exploding usage of online social networking forums, which are frequented by millions, present clinicians with new ethical and professional challenges. Particularly among aExpand
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The price of a gift: an approach to receiving gifts from patients in psychiatric practice.
When a patient or patient's family presents a psychiatrist with a gift, the clinician is challenged to maintain appropriate professional boundaries but have the flexibility to respond with warmth andExpand
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Reductionism, eclecticism, and pragmatism in psychiatry: the dialectic of clinical explanation.
  • D. Brendel
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
  • 2003
Explanatory models in psychiatry reflect what clinicians deem valuable in rendering people's behavior intelligible and thus help guide treatment choices for mental illnesses. This article outlinesExpand
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Philosophy of Mind in the Clinic: The Relation between Causal and Meaningful Explanation in Psychiatry
  • D. Brendel
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Harvard review of psychiatry
  • 1 October 2000
&NA; Conceptual dichotomies between mind and brain, psychology and neuroscience, meaning and causation, and fact and value confound thinking in philosophy of mind, clinical psychiatry, andExpand
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Ethics Consultation to PACT Teams: Balancing Client Autonomy and Clinical Necessity
&NA; The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is a community‐based treatment program for people with severe and persistent mental illness, who have been underserved by traditional levelsExpand
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"I see dead people": overcoming psychic numbness.
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Healing Psychiatry: A Pragmatic Approach to Bridging the Science/Humanism Divide
  • D. Brendel
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Harvard review of psychiatry
  • 1 May 2004
&NA; Competing urges to think of human mental suffering as comprehensible and susceptible to scientific formulation, or as deeply complex and beyond the reach of scientific analysis, have torn at theExpand
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