Ethical Discourse of Psychiatrists About Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: A Qualitative Study

KELEŞ Ş. , Ozpolat A. G. Y. , YALIM N. Y.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.31, no.1, pp.34-42, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5080/u23338
  • Title of Journal : TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-42


Objective: In Turkey, the studies that aim to elaborate on the experiences of people with gender identities and sexual orientations incongruent with social norms are limited both in bioethics and in psychiatry. The general aim of this study is to provide a deeper understanding about the value based problems related to the gender identity and sexual orientation of the patients who seek medical advice in psychiatry practice. In this study, psychiatrists' discourse on gender identity and sexual orientation is discussed from an ethical perspective based on their experiences in providing healthcare to LGBT individuals.