Ethical considerations in medication-related roles for pediatric primary care psychologists

Jeffrey D. Shahidullah, Cody A. Hostutler, Susan G. Forman

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Abstract

Objective: There is a high prevalence of child and adolescent behavioral health needs that present in primary care, and these issues are commonly addressed using psychotropic medications. Although several collaborative and integrated psychotropic medication models have been proposed, there has been limited discussion of the complex ethical considerations related to these roles. Methods: This article examines ethical considerations that may occur related to medication-related roles for pediatric primary care psychologists, such as those described by Shahidullah, Hostutler, and Stancin (2018) in a recent volume of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. Results: This article delineates the use of decision-making models that may be helpful in adhering to best practice clinical and ethical guidelines within the interprofessional context of integrated primary care. Conclusions: Ethical principles, standards, guidelines, models, and competencies developed for psychologists and physicians, as well as those developed for interprofessional practice, are used in discussing case illustrations involving psychotropic medication management within integrated practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-416
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

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Keywords

  • Ethics
  • Integrated primary care
  • Law
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychopharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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Ethical considerations in medication-related roles for pediatric primary care psychologists. / Shahidullah, Jeffrey D.; Hostutler, Cody A.; Forman, Susan G.

In: Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 7, No. 4, 12.2019, p. 405-416.

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