Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Sidney Bloch, Paul Chodoff, and Stephen A. Green, 3rd ed, 550 pp, with illus, $110, ISBN 0-19-262900-X, paper, $59.50, ISBN 0-19-262899-2, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1999.
It has been my good fortune to have reviewed for JAMA the first and second editions of this fine book, whose third edition retains the original two editors and adds Stephen Green, MD. I had written that the textbook was "a most important book in psychiatry" and recommended that it "should be read by every serious student of the field wishing to provide the highest quality of care within the highest principles of medical ethics." I reiterated my glowing comments for the second edition, in which six additional chapters provided information about international concerns and psychiatric ethics. The editors comment in the introductory chapter that they have omitted those international chapters in the third edition or have amalgamated them with other concepts.
Psychiatric EthicsPsychiatric Ethics. JAMA. 2000;283(16):2169. doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2169