The public debate on ECT in Ireland demonstrates little in the way of ethical reflection.

'Is Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Ever Ethically Justified? If so, Under What Circumstances.'

This is the title of an article I wrote which was published in the journal HEC Forum, 25:1, March 2013 (Health Care Ethics Committee Forum).

ECT was discussed (19th July 2012) on Prime Time, RTE 1 television but unfortunately yet again the ethical issues were not part of the discussion.   My research for this article is an attempt to consider ECT from an ethical perspective by considering all sides of the debate. The result of this research is brought together in this article.


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