Second, it is aimed at medical practitioners who may enter the medico-legal world and whilst their expertise is in no doubt, may have questions as to what may be expected of them in a different forum. It is hoped that it will provide them with guidance as to the sorts of issues they will be expected to address in the legal process.
SECTION I: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS
1. Classification of Psychological Disorders
2. Causation and Attribution
3. Maximising the Reliability of Evidence: Detecting or Preventing Deception
4. Treatment and Prognosis
5. Resolving Evidential Conflict
SECTION II: LEGAL ASPECTS
6. Legal basis of claims for psychological injuries
7. Translating Clinical Opinion into Quantum
8. Civil Procedure
SECTION III: CONCLUSION
9. Psychological Assessment into the 21st Century
Essential reading for anyone involved in personal injury - from the simplest RTA that may involved PTSD to complex million plus litigation.
Readership: Solicitors and barristers, insurers, the courts