Ethics in child psychiatry: dilemmas and solutions
As in all medical specialties, the discussion regarding information and informed consent comes into play in child psychiatry, due to the public debate surrounding doctor–patient relationships. Patients now more comprehensively understand their rights and have the ability to claim them, while practitioners are legally liable for their decisions and can face civil and criminal prosecution if something goes wrong. At the same time, the internet has increased the volume of information that patients have access to, which changes their relationship with practitioners.
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