Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law / Edition 4

Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law / Edition 4

by Paul S. Appelbaum, Thomas G. Gutheil
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781778913

ISBN-13: 9780781778916

Pub. Date: 12/01/2006

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this award-winning handbook gives mental health professionals authoritative guidance on how the law affects their clinical practice. Each chapter presents case examples of legal issues that arise in practice, clearly explains the governing legal rules, their rationale, and their clinical impact, and offers concrete action

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Overview

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this award-winning handbook gives mental health professionals authoritative guidance on how the law affects their clinical practice. Each chapter presents case examples of legal issues that arise in practice, clearly explains the governing legal rules, their rationale, and their clinical impact, and offers concrete action guides to navigating clinico-legal dilemmas. This edition addresses crucial recent developments including new federal rules protecting patients' privacy, regulations minimizing use of seclusion and restraint, liability risks associated with newer psychiatric medications, malpractice risks in forensic psychiatry, and new structured assessment tools for violence risk, suicidality, and decisional capacity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781778916
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVILEGE
Case Examples
Legal Issues
Clinical Issues
Pitfalls
Case Example Epilogues
Action Guide
Suggested Readings

LEGAL ISSUES IN EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRY
Case Examples
Legal Issues
Clinical Issues
Pitfalls
Case Example Epilogues
Action Guide
Suggested Readings

LEGAL ISSUES IN INPATIENT PSYCHIATRY
Case Examples
Legal Issues
Clinical Issues
Pitfalls
Case Example Epilogues
Action Guide
Suggested Readings

MALPRACTICE AND OTHER FORMS OF LIABILITY
Case Examples
Legal Issues
Clinical Issues
Pitfalls
Case Example Epilogues
Action Guide
Suggested Readings

COMPETENCE AND SUBSTITUTE DECISION MAKING
Case Examples
Legal Issues
Clinical Issues
Pitfalls
Case Example Epilogues
Action Guide
Suggested Readings

FORENSIC EVALUATIONS
Case Examples
Legal Issues
Clinical Issues
Pitfalls
Case Example Epilogues
Action Guide
Suggested Readings

CLINICIANS AND LAWYERS
Case Examples
Legal Issues
Clinical Issues
Pitfalls
Case Example Epilogues
Action Guide
Suggested Readings

THE CLINICIAN IN COURT
Case Examples
Legal Issues
Clinical Issues
Pitfalls
Case Example Epilogues
Action Guide
Suggested Readings

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