Values under fire; ethics in forensic psychiatry
Background Professionals in forensic psychiatry regularly face moral issues. For example, they have to make trade-offs between the treatment of a patient and society’s security.
Aim To provide insight into some difficult, specifically forensic, dilemmas and show that forensic professionals benefit from structural ethics support.
Method Describing that ethics support, such as moral case deliberation, can provide support in making moral choices in forensic psychiatry.
Results By participating in moral case deliberation, considerations are better substantiated and employees learn from and with each other.
Conclusion Moral case deliberation supports staff in jointly reflecting on moral dilemmas of the (forensic) workplace.