Ethics and the Prescription Pad

Mary Lynn Dell, Brigette S. Vaughan, Christopher J Kratochvil

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Abstract

This article reviews the considerations that inform ethical psychotropic medication prescription processes at the clinical level with child and adolescent patients and their families or guardians. Physician attributes, cultural and religious factors, and the psychodynamic aspects of psychopharmacology are reviewed, in addition to the applications of basic ethical principles and concepts to the act of dispensing psychotropic medications. Attention is given to the processes of informed consent, assent, and challenges encountered to ethical prescribing for special populations such as children in foster care and juvenile justice systems. Ramifications of black box warnings and off label prescribing are discussed. Finally, the authors offer practical tips to guide clinicians in ethical psychopharmacologic management of their child and adolescent patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-111
Number of pages19
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Ethics
Prescriptions
Drug Labeling
Off-Label Use
Psychopharmacology
Social Justice
Informed Consent
Physicians
Population

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Ethics and the Prescription Pad. / Dell, Mary Lynn; Vaughan, Brigette S.; Kratochvil, Christopher J.

In: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.01.2008, p. 93-111.

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Dell, Mary Lynn ; Vaughan, Brigette S. ; Kratochvil, Christopher J. / Ethics and the Prescription Pad. In: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2008 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 93-111.
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