The ethics of psychiatric education

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2009 Jun;32(2):413-21. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2009.02.007.


Evidence-based medicine and the professional virtues of integrity, compassion, self-effacement, and self-sacrifice constitute the cornerstones of an ethics of psychiatric education. As informed by the pioneering work of John Gregory, psychiatric educators must promote evidence-based and ethically justified behaviors in learners and practicing physicians through example and by formal teaching. These processes together will enable patients to trust the competence of psychiatrists and that psychiatrists will serve the interests of patients first.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Conflict of Interest
  • Education, Medical / ethics*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / education*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / ethics
  • Humans
  • Physician-Patient Relations / ethics*
  • Psychiatry / education*
  • Psychiatry / ethics*
  • Suicide / ethics
  • Virtues