Clinical Psychiatry and the Law

Clinical Psychiatry and the Law

by Robert I. Simon
     
 

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Updates to this edition:

  • Clinical and legal issues in the use of clozapine in treatment of schizophrenia
  • Clinical information and new cases involving tardive dyskinesia
  • Changes in civil and criminal law regarding right to refuse treatment
  • An update of clinical guidelines and legal regulations of ECT
  • An update on suicide risk assessment

Overview

Updates to this edition:

  • Clinical and legal issues in the use of clozapine in treatment of schizophrenia
  • Clinical information and new cases involving tardive dyskinesia
  • Changes in civil and criminal law regarding right to refuse treatment
  • An update of clinical guidelines and legal regulations of ECT
  • An update on suicide risk assessment and new legal cases involving suicide
  • An update on violence risk assessment and new legal cases involving the duty to protect endangered third parties
  • New statutes and criminal sanctions regarding sexual misconduct
  • New statutes limiting the liability of therapists toward third parties who are injured or killed by patients
  • Changes in the relationship between psychiatrists and nonmedical therapists
  • Regulatory developments regarding physician impairment
  • Numerous tables and an updated glossary of legal terms
  • New section on common terms and abbreviations in legal citations

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
New edition of a thorough guide to legal issues pertaining to the psychiatrist-patient relationship, patient rights, somatic therapies, violent patients, and negligent treatment. Also includes discussion of the psychiatrist's professional relationship with nonmedical therapists, defamation in clinical practice, the impaired psychiatrist, and coping with malpractice litigation. Appendices comprise the principles of medical ethics with annotations applicable to psychiatry, sample forms, a glossary of legal terms, and a listing of common abbreviations and terms used in legal citations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880484015
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
652

Meet the Author

Robert I. Simon, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Psychiatry and Law at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

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