Forensic Psychiatry

Paperback | March 1, 2012

byNigel Eastman, Gwen Adshead, Simone Fox

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Forensic Psychiatry is the first book to cover the clinical, legal and ethical issues for the treatment of mentally disordered offenders for all of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland jurisdictions. Written by an expert interdisciplinary team from the fields of both law and psychiatry,including the eminent Nigel Eastman who has engaged with many high-profile legal cases, this is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide which includes clinical observations, guidance and ethical advice across the psychiatric discipline.Uniquely focusing on the interface between psychiatry and law and including suggestions, using case examples, on how to navigate this interface successfully, this book contains clear guidance on all aspects of forensic psychiatry, for both mental health and legal professionals. It also containsextensive cross-referencing which allows the reader to access all the relevant clinical, legal and ethical information quickly and effectively.Alongside the practical advice on managing clinical and legal situations, there are also case examples, summaries of relevant legislation and introductions to different ethical approaches and clinical observations, derived from the experience of the authors. Also included are brief summaries ofimportant legal cases and inquiries relevant to the subject.

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Forensic Psychiatry is the first book to cover the clinical, legal and ethical issues for the treatment of mentally disordered offenders for all of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland jurisdictions. Written by an expert interdisciplinary team from the fields of both law and psychiatry,including the eminent Nigel Eastman who has ...

Nigel Eastman is Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry at St George's, University of London and an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the NHS, assessing and treating patients in medium security. Dually qualified as a doctor and barrister, he has researched and published widely on law and ethics relating to mental disorder...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199562822

ISBN - 13:9780199562824

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the handbook2. Clinical forensic psychiatryClinical and social aspects of crimeMental disorders in forensic psychiatryAssessment in forensic psychiatryRisk assessmentTreatmentRisk managementForensic psychiatry services3. The ethics of forensic psychiatryEthical decision-makingProfessional duties and personal integrityConflicting ethical valuesClinical situations raising ethical issues4. Law relevant to psychiatryThe interface between psychiatry and lawLegal systemsCriminal lawMental health and mental capacity law5. Psychiatry within the legal systemThe criminal justice systemLegal tests relevant to psychiatryCivil legal issuesThe psychiatrist in courtApplied ethics and testimonyProviding reportsGiving evidence6. AppendicesAppendices