Commentary: A new chapter for forensic ethics

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry



Document Type


Medical Subject Headings

*Forensic Psychiatry; Humans; Publishing


Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


In response to a new ethics framework for forensic publishing, this commentary invites speculation on how the framework will develop to incorporate the theories of its authors. Although medical ethics may now be an established cornerstone for forensic practice, it is in the more novel theories of cultural narrative, compassion, and robust professionalism that this new ethic will find its full expression. The commentary argues that it is only through approaches that integrate such multiple perspectives that publishing will join professionalism in protecting the ethics values that remain vulnerable in forensic practice.


Citation: J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2011;39(3):342-4.

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