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Description - The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law by Lawrence E. Lifson

"Could I be sued?". The exploding number of law suits in recent years has brought this question to the mind of both concientious and negligent clinicians. This text is a practical guide to clinical risk management. It combines expertise from mental health professionals, judges, attorneys, and insurance industry experts, to help the clinician provide effectives treatment while reducing the risk of legal liability. Wide-ranging, clincially based, this should be a welcome guide for medical and surgical practitioners as well. The first section gives clinicians a working knowledge of legal regulation in psychiatry and medicine, covering informed consent, documentation of patient care, and potential conflicts of interest. The second section identifies high-risk areas for lawsuits, including managing suicidal and violent patients, boundary violations, supervision issues, prescription of medications, liability in managed care settings, and treatment termination. The book concludes with a primer on clinical testimony in the courtroom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674697218
ISBN-10: 0674697219
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 116
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 17-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lawrence E. Lifson

Lawrence E. Lifson is a Lecturer on Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and Director of the Continuing Education Program in the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He is the editor of Understanding Therapeutic Action. Robert I. Simon is Director of the Program in Psychiatry and Law and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is the author of Clinical Psychiatry and the Law and editor of the Review of Clinical Psychiatry and the Law.

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