Ethical standards for psychological practice in the UAE: current status and aspirations
Source of Publication
Ethics & Behavior
There is a growing body of global research demonstrating the significance of mental health to individuals’ overall happiness and productivity. The research evidence has encouraged governmental agencies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to divert more attention toward the provision and development of mental health services. As the sector grows, one of the first issues of concern is the adherence to a unified set of ethics of practice. The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss the existing ethical codes of conduct relevant to the mental health profession in the unique context of the UAE. Specifically, this discussion will focus on the interaction of cultural factors with the ethical standards of confidentiality, informed consent, and multiple relationships. This paper provides an initial reference for researchers and practitioners to explore regional issues of ethical standards in mental health services.
Informa UK Limited
Medicine and Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates, UAE, Ethical standards, Mental health services, Psychotherapy, Psychological services
Al-Darmaki, Fatima; Yaaqeib, Saad Ibrahim; and Partridge, Susan, "Ethical standards for psychological practice in the UAE: current status and aspirations" (2022). All Works. 5357.
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