Information Technology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Ethical Issues

Medscape (registration required) has an article on the ethical issues of Informatics in child and adolescent Psychiatry here: ‘…Principal among ethical issues concerning children and adolescents are those of their vulnerability and need for protection by either parents, guardians, or agencies; the complexity involved in transitioning from childhood to adolescence; and the problems innate to divorce and joint guardianship. Principal among ethical issues concerning psychiatric patients are those of confidentiality, the right to quality information, and the right to be informed of how information about patients may be used…

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