Ethics in psychosocial interventions


It is important for health professionals to have an ethical framework to help make decisions regarding psychosocial interventions in patients with addictive disorders. As patients with addictive disorders are vulnerable to unethical actions in the name of treatment, therapists need to aware of their role in delivering ethical care – not just in their own clinical practice but in the setting in which they deliver the interventions. This article aims to sensitize the health professional to the various areas in which ethical challenges may arise.

Key wordsEthics / humanitarian work / psychosocial intervention