Writing and reading mental health records: issues and analysis

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The accuracy and completeness of mental health records are crucial in the effective treatment of patients. In addition, such records can form the primary bases for profound legal decisions including civil litigation and involuntary commitment to an institution.

This volume explains the importance of mental health records to patients, practitioners and third parties such as courts, employers, insurance companies as well as future patients and practitioners. The book is illustrated by `real life' comments by health professionals from a variety of backgrounds who describe their experiences of the often frustrating process of record keeping.

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Contents

A Review of the Literature on Mental Health Records
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A Descriptive Taxonomy of Mental Health Records
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WriterReader Biases and Mental Health Records
50
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