The Code of Medical Ethics for the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Why Is It Important?

대한소아청소년정신의학회 의료윤리규정: 왜 필요한가?

  • Koo, Young-Jin ;
  • Hwang, Jun-Won ;
  • Lee, Moon-Soo ;
  • Yang, Young-Hui ;
  • Bang, Soo-Young ;
  • Kang, Je-Wook ;
  • Lee, Dae-Hwan ;
  • Lee, Ju-Hyun ;
  • Kwack, Young-Sook ;
  • Kim, Seungtai Peter ;
  • Noh, Kyung Sun ;
  • Park, Sung-Sook ;
  • Bahn, Geon Ho ;
  • Song, Dong-Ho ;
  • Ahn, Dong Hyun ;
  • Lee, Young Sik ;
  • Lee, Jeong-Seop ;
  • Cho, Soo-Churl ;
  • Hong, Kang-E Michael
  • 구영진 ;
  • 황준원 ;
  • 이문수 ;
  • 양영희 ;
  • 방수영 ;
  • 강제욱 ;
  • 이대환 ;
  • 이주현 ;
  • 곽영숙 ;
  • 김승태 ;
  • 노경선 ;
  • 박성숙 ;
  • 반건호 ;
  • 송동호 ;
  • 안동현 ;
  • 이영식 ;
  • 이정섭 ;
  • 조수철 ;
  • 홍강의
  • Received : 2015.12.10
  • Accepted : 2016.03.07
  • Published : 2016.03.31


This article provides an overview of the developmental history and rationale of medical ethics to establish the code of ethics and professional conduct of the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (KACAP). Most medical professional organizations have their own codes of ethics and conduct because they have continuous responsibility to regulate professional activities and conducts for their members. The Ethics and Award Committee of the KACAP appointed a Task-Force to establish the code of ethics and conduct in 2012. Because bioethics has become global, the Ethics Task Force examined global standards. Global standards in medical ethics and professional conduct adopted by the World Medical Association and the World Psychiatric Association have provided the basic framework for our KACAP's code of ethics and professional conduct. The Code of Ethics of the Americal Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has provided us additional specific clarifications required for child and adolescent patients. The code of ethics and professional conduct of the KACAP will be helpful to us in ethical clinical practice and will ensure our competence in recognizing ethical violations.


KACAP;Code of Medical Ethics;Global Standards


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