Psychiatry in Law/Law in Psychiatry

  • Ralph Slovenko
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Psychiatry in Law/Law in Psychiatry, 2nd Edition, is a sweeping, up-to-date examination of the infiltration of psychiatry into law and the growing intervention of law into psychiatry. Unmatched in breadth and coverage, and thoroughly updated from the first edition, this comprehensive text and reference is an essential resource for psychiatry residents, law students, and practitioners alike.
Psychiatry in Law. Part I: Expert Testimony. Experts in the Adversary System. Obligations and Responsibilities of Lawyers and Experts. Restrictions on Expert Testimony. Holding the Expert Accountable. Part II: Evidentiary Issues. Testimonial Privilege. Witnesses and the Credibility of Testimony. Propensity and Other Acts Evidence. Syndrome Evidence. The Role of Psychiatric Diagnosis in the Law. Part III: Criminal Cases. Competency to Stand Trial and Other Competencies. Criminal Responsibility. Diminished Capacity. Juvenile Justice. Imposing and Carrying Out of the Death Penalty. Measurement of Evil. Part IV: Sexual Deviation. Sex Offender Legislation. Homosexuality: From Condemnation to Celebration. Part V: Civil Cases. Tort Liability of the Mentally Incompetent and Their Caretakers. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Workers' Compensation. Duty to Minimize Damages. Child Custody. Contractual Capacity. Testamentary Capacity. Law in Psychiatry. Part I: Hospitalization of the Mentally Ill. Civil Commitment. Failure to Treat and Related Issues. Part II: Psychiatric Malpractice. Malpractice, Nonmedical Negligence, or Breach of Contract? Establishing Malpractice Liability. An Overview of Psychiatric Malpractice. Admission or Apology in Liability Prevention. Breach of Confidentiality. Informed Consent. Contributory Fault of the Patient in a Malpractice Action. The Boundary Violation of Undue Familiarity. Experimentation and Clinical Trials. Suicide. Duty of Therapists to Third Parties. Regulation of the Practice of Psychotherapy. Indices.
"I am a great admirer of Ralph Slovenko's works, including this last one (see my review in the February 2004 issue of The American Jounral of Psychiatry, at p. 383). while I could raise a question about the elimination of one or two chapters such as those on Frye to Daubert and the right to treatment and to refuse it, I am sure that defensible reasons can be put forth for doing do and I'm equally certain that in the overall I would approve of the revised version about as much as the original." - S. Jan Brakel, Isaac Ray Forensic Group "A very worthwhile project with good proposed changes. I only wonder if there is perhaps enough known to warrant a chapter on mass murderers and the mentally disabled." - A. L. Halpern, Mamaroneck, New York, USA On the first edition: "...provides a very thorough overview. The reference notes at the end of each chapter provide insight into the legal, professional and personal points that are made, frequently making the book read more like an interesting novel." - American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry "Ralph Slovenko has written a dynamic textbook that will not collect dust on your bookshelf. If you are a practicing forensic psychiatrist, read it and reference it. If you are a forensic resident, add it to your reading list. If you are a general psychiatrist or general psychiatry resident, the malpractice chapters speak to the heart of your everyday work." - Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law "At least once in a career, every forensic psychiatrist should read a forensic psychiatry textbook from cover to cover. If you have not done so recently, I have just the two-volume textbook for you. Ralph Slovenko's Psychiatry in Law/Law in Psychiatry tells the intriguing, informative, comprehensive story of forensic psychiatry." - Deboraj Giorgi-Guarnieri, Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law "A book that anyone serious about law and psychiatry should should be read cover to cover." - American Journal of Psychiatry
Uitgavejaar 2015
ISBN 9781138872967
Verschijningsdatum 31 jul. 2015
Omvang 816
Editie 2nd edition
Auteur(s) Ralph Slovenko
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels

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