european psychiatric association

Summary – Webinar on “Ethical principles and dilemmas in psychiatry”

A warm thank you to the 74 mental health professionals who joined us online on Wednesday 7 September, for the EPA Webinar addressing the complex and captivating topic of ethical questions in psychiatric practice.

Jointly organised by the Committee on Ethical Issues, the Early Career Psychiatrists Committee and the NPAs Steering Committee, the event allowed for inspiring discussions on fundamental values for psychiatrists as established by two international ethical charters : the EPA and WPA Codes of Ethics. The invited speakers also discussed the need for alternatives to direct coercive measures as well as an analysis of national procedures and practices addressing ethical issues specific to psychiatry and related disciplines.

Webinar participants had the opportunity to exchange views on the topics covered through a Q&A session. Many thanks to Prof. Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Dr. Özge Kilic, Prof. Jerzy Samochowiec, Prof. Silvana Galderisi and Prof. Przemyslaw Bienkowski for their valuable insight on ethical principles and dilemmas in psychiatry !

The recording of the webinar will be available on the EPA website shortly. Find out more about the topic with the EPA Code of Ethics prepared by the EPA Committee on Ethical Issues.