The Dr. Richard C. Christensen Memorial Ethics Curriculum is a multimedia effort, and at the heart of the curriculum are Dr. Christensen’s articles and legacy of ethics, especially in the context of serving underserved populations. Members and friends of the Christensen Editorial Board lovingly crafted additional content and organized this curriculum to honor that legacy. To navigate the curriculum, please refer to the sections below.
Ethics in Psychiatric Practice Curriculum
Assisting residents and medical students with navigating core ethical concerns that arise in everyday psychiatric practice.
- Authors: Cara Yergen, MD; Ana Turner, MD; Joseph Thornton, MD; Rajiv Tandon, MD; Sheryl Fleisch, MD; Caroline Nickerson, BA; Regina Bussing, MD; Jacqueline Hobbs, MD, PhD
- This is an effort conducted by the University of Florida Psychiatry Department with the supervision of the Christensen Editorial Board.
- Address all correspondence to Dr. Jacqueline Hobbs.
- Contact e-mail: email@example.com
- Contact phone number: (352) 265-4357
- Introduction to the Christensen Project and information on the memorial aspect of the curriculum
- Review of the APA Commentary on Ethics in Practice and the AMA Principles of Medical Ethics
- Goals and objectives for the curriculum, including ACGME milestones
- Faculty guide
- Evaluation tools
- Curriculum adaptability and innovation statement
- Curriculum acknowledgments
Module Outline and Instructions
- Guide for the articles in the curriculum, sorted by module
- Selected articles from the curriculum. This booklet may be reprinted, as long as it is printed in its full form
- Article relevant to module 6: “Decisions to refuse treatment by depressed, medically ill patients.”
- Discussion questions for all of the articles included in the article guide
Module One: Ethics Terminology
- Statement about why it is important to study ethics.
- Course Pre-test
- Pre-test for the ethics terminology module
- ACGME Principles of Medical Ethics
- Ethics terminology module handout
- Post-test for the ethics terminology module
Module Two: Slang ‘On Board’ — A Moral Analysis of Medical Jargon
- Vignettes and discussion questions for this module. Video versions available at the bottom of this page
Module Three: Diagnostic Overshadowing
Please see the curriculum outline for this module.
Module Four: Relationships with Pharmaceutical Representatives
Module Five: Ethical Concerns Regarding the Underserved
Module Six: Wrap Up
- Resources for further study of ethics, with select quotations from these resources.
- Click here to access links to bioethics websites.
Ethics Curriculum Videos
- Module 2: Slang ‘On Board’ — A Moral Analysis of Medical Jargon — two videos (in the main video)
- Module 4: Relationships with Pharmaceutical Representatives — three videos (in the main video)
- Module 5: Video from Dr. Sheryl Fleisch (separate video)
- Module 6: Course Wrap-Up — bloopers (in the main video)
- Actors: Dr. Jessica Khan, Dr. Yarelis Guzman-Quinones, Dr. Jaison Nainaparampil, Dr. Andrew Pierce
- Camera Crew: Caroline Nickerson, Britany Griffin
- Writer: Dr. Cara Yergen
- Producer: Dr. Jackie Hobbs