Review of Clinical Psychiatry and the Law

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American Psychiatric Pub, 1992 - Medical - 376 pages
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In keeping with previous volumes in this series, this latest edited collection addresses emerging legal pressure points in clinical psychiatric practice.

Supported by recent references to case law, case vignettes, and useful assessment tools, this volume offers guidelines to clinicians on such issues as establishing an appropriate standard of disclosure in informed consent, dealing with the problem of dual loyalties, assessing patient suicide risk, and following proper procedure in the event a patient does commit suicide.

 

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Contents

Clinical Risk Management of Suicidal Patients Assessing the Unpredictable
3
Risk Management in Veterans Administration Mental Health Clinics
67
Choices in Administrative Psychiatry Risk and Liability in Decision Making
99
Psychiatric Hospital Liability for Suicide
115
Recent Trends in Psychiatric Liability
129
Introduction to Dual Loyalties
153
Conflicting Loyalties in the Practice of Psychiatry Some Philosophical Reflections
157
The Lessons from History Physicians Dual Loyalty in the Nazi Death Camps
167
Dual Loyalties in Custody Cases and Elsewhere in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
201
The PsychiatristAdministrator in the Economic Crossfire
209
Dual Loyalties Conclusion
219
Informed Consent in the Practice of Psychiatry
223
Recent Legal Developments and Psychiatry
285
Expert Opinion A Case of TherapistPatient Sexual Misconduct
331
The Psychiatrist in the Courtroom The Trial of a Sexual Misconduct Case
349
Index of Cases
361

Death Row Inmates Evaluation and Treatment
173
High Noon in the Courtroom An Overview of the Psychiatric Expert as Hired Gun
183
Correctional Psychiatry
193

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Robert I. Simon, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Program in Psychiatry and Law, at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He is board certified in both psychiatry and forensic psychiatry and is engaged in full-time private practice.

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