This book presents a thorough examination of the clinical practices that best serve patients and that also protect clinicians from malpractice claims. It uses numerous case examples and extensive references on suicide and actual malpractice cases t to present the key concepts involved in coping with the risks associated with suicidal patients.
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, DC, and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
ForewordPrefaceChapter 1. Suicide and Malpractice LitigationChapter 2. Suicide Risk AssessmentChapter 3. Suicide Prevention ContractsChapter 4. OutpatientsChapter 5. Collaborative TreatmentChapter 6. InpatientsChapter 7. Emergency Psychiatric ServicesChapter 8. Suicide Aftermath: Documentation, Confidentiality, and Survivor CareIndex of Legal Cases and StatutesSubject Index
It should be read by clinical practitioners of all stripes. * Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease * The book describes in fluid text and detailed terms the intricacies of malpractice litigation, suicide assessment and management, and suicide aftermath. Each chapter includes relevant case studies that aptly exemplify the variety of situations that psychiatrists may face in treating suicidal patients. Additionally, at the end of each chapter the preceding text is summarized in useful bullet points to reinforce central messages. Comprehensive reference lists are also included. * Psychiatric Times *
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