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Concise Guide to Psychiatry and the Law for Clinicians 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780880483292
ISBN: 0880483296
Published: August 1998
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc
Format: Paperback
Price: £16.95



This pocket-sized guide organizes a range of information into a quick-reference format. Numerous tables and a glossary of legal terms summarize essential information. This edition has been updated to include many of the changes in legal issues.;This edition is kept brief with ten chapters but covers subjects relevant to psychiatrists: clinical psychiatry and the law; the doctor-patient relationship; confidentiality; informed consent; psychiatric treatment; seclusion and restraint; involuntary hospitalization; suicidal patients; potentially violent patients; and sexual misconduct.

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Contents:
Clinical psychiatry and the law. The doctor-patient relationship. Confidentiality and testimonial privilege. Informed consent and the right to refuse treatment. Psychiatric treatment. Seclusion and restraint. Involuntary hospitalization. The suicidal patient. The potentially violent patient. Therapist-patient sex: maintaining boundaries. Suggested readings. Glossary of legal terms. Index.