european psychiatric association

Committee on Ethical Issues

The EPA Committee on Ethical Issues is responsible for giving its contribution to the EPA position statements on ethical subjects, collaborating with the EPA National Psychiatric Associations to promote ethical standards in psychiatric research and care, organising events during the EPA congresses as well as during independent meetings relevant to ethical issues for psychiatry in Europe and actively gathering information through surveys on how ethics in psychiatry is being managed in Europe and elsewhere.

Committee on Ethical Issues Members 2020

Danuta Wasserman - Chair
Sweden
Meryam Schouler-Ocak
Germany
Michael Musalek
Austria
Rutger Jan van der Gaag
The Netherlands
Philippe Courtet
France
Jan Wise
UK
Sam Tyano
Israël
Silvana Galderisi
Italy
Thomas Pöllmacher
Germany

Activities

The EPA Committee on Ethical Issues is conducting the following activities:

  • Dissemination of a survey about compulsory admissions laws and practices in the EPA NPAs countries
  • Participation in lectures, interactive seminars or courses during National Psychiatric Associations’ local conferences
  • Organisation of Ethical Courses during EPA Congresses
  • Publications:
    • Compulsory admissions of patients with mental disorders: State of the art on ethical and legislative aspects in 40 European countries.European Psychiatry,63(1), e82, 1–9, available here