Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry

Paperback | July 8, 2014

byElizabeth Ford, Merrill Rotter

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Forensic psychiatry (the interface of psychiatry and the law), forensic psychology, and mental health law are growing and evolving subspecialties in their respective larger disciplines. Topics included in these fields include a range as diverse as capital sentencing guidelines, informedconsent, and standards of care for mental health treatment. All of these topics need to be understood and mastered by clinicians, educators, administrators and attorneys working with psychiatric patients. This book brings together concise, comprehensive summaries of the most important "landmark"legal decisions relating to mental health practice in the United States. These decisions, along with their underlying reasonings, make up a critical portion of the national certification examination for forensic psychiatry offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Many of the themes are also tested in the ABPN certification examination for generalpsychiatry. This book is the first to provide a combination of summaries of the relevant legal content paired with board-style test questions designed to help consolidate knowledge and prepare for certification. Cases with similar themes are grouped together with an eye toward helping the readerunderstand the evolution of legal and clinical thinking on a particular topic. This book represents an important addition to the study tools and textbooks available related to psychiatry and the law and will serve as a useful reference for clinicians who must follow established legal requirementsin their field.

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Forensic psychiatry (the interface of psychiatry and the law), forensic psychology, and mental health law are growing and evolving subspecialties in their respective larger disciplines. Topics included in these fields include a range as diverse as capital sentencing guidelines, informedconsent, and standards of care for mental health t...

Dr. Elizabeth Ford is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, is the Director of Bellevue Hospital's Forensic Psychiatry Division, and is the Training Director for the NYU Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship. She has been involved in clinical practice, research and education, both locally and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199344655

ISBN - 13:9780199344659

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Table of Contents

Section I: Mental Health Practice Guidelines1. Shane Konrad and Eraka Bath: Confidentiality and Privilege2. Gregory Davis: Informed Consent3. Andrew Kopelman: Duty to Protect4. Scott Soloway and Bryan Shelby: Expert Testimony5. Questions on Mental Health Practice GuidelinesSection II: Institutional Treatment Guidelines6. Elizabeth Ford: Civil Commitment7. Elizabeth Ford: Right to Die8. Bipin Subedi: Right to Treatment9. Rebecca Lewis: Right to Refuse Treatment10. Questions on Institutional Treatment GuidelinesSection III: Child and Adolescent Issues11. Shawn Sidhu and Eraka Bath: Child Abuse Reporting12. Eileen Ryan: Child Custody and Parental Competencies13. Eileen Ryan and Elizabeth Ford: Juvenile Rights14. Shawn Sidhu: Education for all Handicapped Persons Act15. Questions on Child and Adolescent IssuesSection IV: Tort Law16. Howard Forman 3: Disability17. Amar Mehta: Emotional Harm18. Bryan Shelby, Merrill Rotter and Elizabeth Ford: Health Insurance19. Andrew Levin and Merrill Rotter: Sexual Harassment20. Merrill Rotter: Sex21. Questions on Tort LawSection V: Criminal Law and Incarceration22. Michael Greenspan, Amar Mehta and Merrill Rotter: Criminal Procedure23. Matthew Grover: Criminal Competencies24. Michael Greenspan: Diminished Capacity25. Katya Frischer: Insanity26. Omar Khan, Rebecca Lewis and Bipin Subedi: Prisoners' Rights27. Tara Straka: Death Penalty28. Li-wen Lee: Sex Offenders29. Questions on Criminal Law and Incarceration