Oxford Ethics Workshop

In September 2019, EnGagE hosted an ethics workshop in Oxford. It brought together 25 experts from 13 European countries, and dealt with identifying the major ethical issues in the emerging field of genetic testing and counselling in clinical psychiatry (PsyGCT). Four main topics were discussed:

  1. the problematic dualism between somatic and psychiatric disorders;
  2. the impact of genetic testing for psychiatric conditions on stigma;
  3. fulfilling professional responsibilities related to communication in PsyGCT; and
  4. ethical issues in public health services.