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Published by American Psychiatric Association in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Psychiatric ethics,
  • Psychiatry -- Moral and ethical aspects

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

ContributionsAmerican Psychiatric Association
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p. ;
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17029745M
ISBN 100890421439
OCLC/WorldCa47094003

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