Ethics and humanization of care: Reflections in the teaching of French institutional psychotherapy experience


Institutional psychotherapy
therapeutic process
role-based interaction


French institutional psychotherapy, developed by Jean Oury and his team at the Clinic de la Borde, has played a significant role in the evolution of psychotherapeutic practice, highlighting the importance of considering the institutional context as a determining factor in understanding and treating mental disorders.

This innovative approach, based on recognition of asylums' pathogenic effects, has placed particular emphasis on the humanisation of treatment and the application of bioethical principles within psychiatric institutions. This article aims to investigate the key elements of French institutional psychotherapy, analysing its relationship with bioethics and its contribution to the humanisation of care.


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