Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law
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Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law by Paul S. Appelbaum
Book DescriptionThoroughly 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780781778916
(254mm x 178mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul S. Appelbaum
Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management, Hardback (April 2008)
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Informed Consent, Hardback (July 2001)
Informed consent - as an ethical and legal doctrine - has been the source of much concern to physicians. This much expanded and updated edition provides information to help clinicians meeting their legal and ethical obligations. It offers practical suggestions for incorporating informed consent into clinical practice.
Assessing Competence to Consent to Treatment, Hardback (April 1998)
This guidebook translates the complex issues surrounding competence to consent to treatment for health professionals. The authors describe the place of competence in the doctrine of informed consent and explain how the assessment should be conducted, offering a structured interview method.
Almost a Revolution, Hardback (September 1994)» View all books by Paul S. Appelbaum
This is an overview of the major mental health law reforms of the last generation and their consequences. Appelbaum analyses legal reforms related to involuntary hospitalisation, liability of professionals for violent acts committed by their patients, the right to refuse treatment and the insanity defence.
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