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How, if Ever, Should Psychiatric Patients be Solicited for Charitable Donations?

How, if Ever, Should Psychiatric Patients be Solicited for Charitable Donations? SOLICITING PATIENTS FOR CHARITABLE DONATIONS FORREST ET AL. We recently received correspondence from David V. Forrest, M.D., a member of our Editorial Board, in which a solution is suggested to the problem of soliciting charitable contributions from our patients. This suggestion emerged from a meeting of minds at Columbia's Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Forrest was interested in our soliciting comments from Board members and others who became aware of the matter. ­D.H.I. TO: Douglas H. Ingram, M.D., Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry FROM: David V. Forrest, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Stigmatization has not been the only obstacle to fundraising for research into psychiatric disorders. In the case of one obvious source of donors, our patients, we hold to the necessary ethical requirement that we do not compromise our unique treatment relationships by burdening them with requests. Some patients spontaneously inquire as to how they could be of help, and can be referred to development officers. Could there be a way of approaching the others? The Columbia Department of Psychiatry met to seek guidelines, and the consensus was that it was possible to ask the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry Guilford Press

How, if Ever, Should Psychiatric Patients be Solicited for Charitable Donations?

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Publisher
Guilford Press
Copyright
© 2011 The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
ISSN
1546-0371
DOI
10.1521/jaap.2011.39.4.611
pmid
22168628
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Abstract

SOLICITING PATIENTS FOR CHARITABLE DONATIONS FORREST ET AL. We recently received correspondence from David V. Forrest, M.D., a member of our Editorial Board, in which a solution is suggested to the problem of soliciting charitable contributions from our patients. This suggestion emerged from a meeting of minds at Columbia's Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Forrest was interested in our soliciting comments from Board members and others who became aware of the matter. ­D.H.I. TO: Douglas H. Ingram, M.D., Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry FROM: David V. Forrest, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Stigmatization has not been the only obstacle to fundraising for research into psychiatric disorders. In the case of one obvious source of donors, our patients, we hold to the necessary ethical requirement that we do not compromise our unique treatment relationships by burdening them with requests. Some patients spontaneously inquire as to how they could be of help, and can be referred to development officers. Could there be a way of approaching the others? The Columbia Department of Psychiatry met to seek guidelines, and the consensus was that it was possible to ask the

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Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic PsychiatryGuilford Press

Published: Dec 1, 2011

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