Clinical Psychiatry and the Law

by Robert I. Simon

Clinical Psychiatry and the Law Synopsis

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

Clinical Psychiatry and the Law Press Reviews

This book, a formidable work of 652 pages, is a practical and scholarly guide through the legal issues that involve psychiatrists and the whole mental health field of professionals. The book offers a treasure chest of useful information in the form of both case citations with discussion and practical advice that psychiatrists can follow in rendering professional duty while maintaining the rights of their patients. It should be no surprise to any reader that I wholeheartedly enjoyed this book and found that it reads like a novel and should prove to be of invaluable assistance to those who practice psychiatry. On psychiatric malpractice this book is unrivaled, a rarity: a wonderful marriage of theory and practice. An incisive book, one that provides a clear guide for practice and a solid foundation for recognizing, analyzing, and ultimately resolving complex problems. Thoroughly stimulating, amazingly informative, always readable, and spiced here and there with a bit of humor. An illuminating source on the standard of care in the practice of psychiatry. -- Ralph Slovenko, L.L.B., Ph.D., Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Wayne State University The book offers a treasure chest of useful information in the form of both case citations with discussion and practical advice that psychiatrists can follow in rendering professional duty while maintaining the rights of their patients.... It should be no surprise to any reader that I wholeheartedly enjoyed this book and found that it reads like a novel and should prove to be of invaluable assistance to those who practice psychiatry. -- Bruce L. Danto, M.D., JAMA , February 1993

Book Information

ISBN: 9781585621675
Publication date: 12th September 2003
Author: Robert I. Simon
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 688 pages
Categories: Psychiatry, Medicolegal issues, Laws of Specific jurisdictions,

About Robert I. Simon

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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