Ethical issues in perinatal mental health.

  title={Ethical issues in perinatal mental health.},
  author={Laura Jean Miller},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={32 2},
The principles of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice can guide clinicians in finding ethical approaches to the treatment of women who have psychiatric disorders during preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum. Table 1 summarizes some clinical dilemmas in perinatal mental health care, the ethical conundrums posed by these situations, and guiding principles or tools that can help clinicians resolve ethical conflicts. The concept of relational ethics helps resolve apparent mother… CONTINUE READING