Ethics Curriculum

*This curriculum has been peer-reviewed and accepted by the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT).

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: jahobbs@ufl.edu

Contact phone number: (352) 265-4357


Introduction

Click here to access an introduction to the Christensen Project and for more information on the memorial aspect of the curriculum.

Click here to access a review of the APA Commentary on Ethics in Practice and the AMA Principles of Medical Ethics.

Click here to access goals and objectives for the curriculum, including ACGME milestones.

Click here to access the faculty guide.

Click here to access evaluation tools.

Click here to access the curriculum’s adaptability and innovation statement.

Click here to access curriculum acknowledgments.

Module Outline and Instructions

Click here to access an outline of and instructions for all the curriculum modules.

Articles

Click here to access a guide for the articles in the curriculum, sorted by module.

Click here to access a booklet of selected articles from the curriculum. This booklet may be reprinted, as long as it is printed in its full form.

Click here to access an article relevant to module 6, entitled “Decisions to refuse treatment by depressed, medically ill patients.” 

Click here to access discussion questions for all of the articles included in the article guide.

Module One: Ethics Terminology

Click here to access a statement about why it is important to study ethics..

Click here to access the pre-test for the entire course.

Click here to access the pre-test just for the ethics terminology module.

Click here to access ACGME Principles of Medical Ethics.

Click here to access the handout for the ethics terminology module.

Click here to access the post-test just for the ethics terminology module.

Module Two: Slang ‘On Board’ — A Moral Analysis of Medical Jargon

Click here to access the vignettes and discussion questions for this module. Video versions of the vignettes 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

Click here to access vignettes and a handout for module four.

Click here to access the core concepts outline for this module.

Module Five: Ethical Concerns Regarding the Underserved

Click here to access slides for module five.

Module Six: Wrap Up

Click here to access the post-test for the curriculum.

Appendix

Click here to access a list of 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


Video from Dr. Sheryl Fleisch (Module 5)