Year: 1998 Source: General Hospital Psychiatry, v.20, no.4, (July 1998), p.231-234 SIEC No: 19980891

The field of mental health involves many ethical issues. As health care systems change to meet the demands of managed care it will be important to address these issues. This article presents a practical approach to the provision of mental health care services in light of issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, treatment refusal, committment, and the suicidal patient. (17 refs.)