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The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Jennifer Radden and John Sadler


Drawing on the role morality developed in previous applications of virtue ethics to professional practice, The Virtuous Psychiatrist shows that the ethical practice of psychiatry depends on the character of the practitioner. The book is built upon three key tenets: ethics is important to any professional practice, including psychiatry; the settings within which psychiatry is practiced impose ethical demands on its practitioners that are distinctive enough to warrant a separate analysis; and an emphasis on character and moral psychology in a virtue theory significantly augments our understandin ... More

Keywords: biomedical ethics, character, empathic emotions, gender, habituation, moral psychology, professional ethics, psychiatry, role morality, virtue ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389371
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Radden, author
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John Sadler, author