10099: Doing the Right Thing: An Approach to Moral Issues in Mental Health Treatment

About the Course:

“Doing the Right Thing… offers a framework both for making moral decisions concerning the treatment of patients and for helping patients deal with their own moral concerns.” Written for clinicians and mental health professionals. Practical information drawing on current thinking from many disciplines, using numerous case examples.

Publication Date:

2004 1st Edition


John R. Peteet, M.D.

About the Author:

Dr. Peteet is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about moral concerns in mental health treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to better assess patients’ moral functioning ability

  2. to learn when to set neutrality aside and take a therapeutic stance

  3. to be able to help patients reason through moral dilemmas

  4. to be able to help clients guide themselves to an integrated set of moral standards

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