Ethical Decision making in Psychiatry.

Ethical Decision making in Psychiatry.

Using the following readings please discuss the following prompts:

1. Digital Psychiatry: Risks and Opportunities for Public Health and Well-Being

2. Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health and Mental Illnesses: An Overview

 3 Ethical Issues in Online Psychotherapy: A Narrative Review


1. What is the risk of using digital psychiatry on patients’ autonomy?

2. Does the passive collection of data impact a user’s ability to participate in the decision-making process?

3. What is the inherent risk of using AI for making diagnosis? What are the patient rights that may be violated?

4. What is the rational argument for conducting online psychotherapy? When look through the ethical paradigm What are the possible ethical issues that may become against offering this modality to patients?



Clinical Decision-Making Case studies: (SLO # 2, 5 & 7) 10% of the Total Grade

The discussion board will be utilized to hone skills needed to incorporate knowledge acquired from the readings. There will be case studies posted in the discussion section. Students will be expected to review the case study, relate the situation to the DSM-5 criteria, and determine a diagnosis and differential diagnosis. The student will post a response to two classmates. Initial post minimum of 240 words, and response minimum 100 words. APA citation guidelines for citations and references.


   Criteria   Meets Criteria    Partially Meets Criteria   Does Not Meet the Criteria
 Assessment: Discuss assessment findings and behaviors which meet your DSM-5 criteria; describe further assessment/screening tools which you would recommend to validate the diagnosis  Correctly identifies DSM-5 criteria to correlate with recognized diagnosis/differential diagnosis; screening tools specify and connect with diagnosis.  Identifies the most important findings and misses some minor ones. It doesn’t present results from all sections completed  Identifies some abnormal or pertinent findings but misses significant findings. Results come from only 50% of the sections completed.
 Interprets findings correctly, considering pathological, social, lifestyle, and genetic components.  The interpretation is correct. All pertinent details are discussed.  The interpretation is correct. Details consider the most relevant areas.  Interpretation is correct or partially correct. Minimal information is provided. All pertinent areas are not addressed.
 Diagnosis: Identify and Discuss your DSM-5 and differential diagnoses (including psychiatric and physical diagnoses).  identifies at least 1 DSM-5 diagnosis and two differential diagnoses, including psychiatric and physical diagnosis



 identifies only 1 DSM-5 diagnosis and one differential diagnosis  does not identify a DSM-5 diagnosis or differential diagnosis
 Supporting Research: Incorporate at least one scholarly evidence-based article that relates to your identified and differential diagnoses and can guide your treatment plan.  Discusses one scholarly evidence-based article which correlates with diagnosis/differential diagnosis and identifies how to guide the treatment plan  Discusses the article, but the writing is not considered a scholarly evidence-based source.  It does not discuss the scholarly, evidence-based article
 Reference: APA format Writing: Sentence structure, spelling, grammar  APA format followed with no errors; correct sentence structure and grammar usage.  APA format followed but with several errors and spelling/grammar errors.  APA format not followed; sentence structure incomplete and numerous grammar errors