Conflict of Interest in Health Care

Conference: Innovative Solutions for Building Recovery with Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication

Friday, Sep 21, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine Workshop/Presentation: A3: Ethical Issues: Conflict of Interest and Treatment Choices
Frank Chessa, PhD

Frank Chessa discussed the recent media, regulatory and political attention to conflicts of interest among clinicians and the allegation that these influence treatment choices. He discussed the definition of conflict of interest and the ethical implications of conflicts of interest. Last, he outlined current efforts at reform and discussed their potential effectiveness.