Clinical Psychiatry and the Law

Clinical Psychiatry and the Law

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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 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 citationsDr. Wentworth, a 32-year-old psychiatrist who has been receiving insight psychotherapy three times per week for over a ... After the disability board rejects his claim because aquot;the psychiatric diagnosis is not related to the alleged ... Before actually doing so, however, the psychiatrist reviews the records for the first time. ... Dr. Wentworth abruptly terminates therapy and seeks the assistance of an attorney.

Title:Clinical Psychiatry and the Law
Author: Robert I. Simon
Publisher:American Psychiatric Pub - 2003-07-01

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