Legal Issues in Mental Health Care

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byB.A. Weiner, R. Wettstein

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Written for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other therapists, this book provides a quick resource for answers to legal issues in daily practice. A glossary of legal terms and a special section of 'Commonly Asked Questions' offers specific advice to the reader, while sections on recommended readings point the way to future discussion.

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Written for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other therapists, this book provides a quick resource for answers to legal issues in daily practice. A glossary of legal terms and a special section of 'Commonly Asked Questions' offers specific advice to the reader, while sections on recommended readings poin...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:422 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306438674

ISBN - 13:9780306438677

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Legal System. The Role of the Attorney in the Mental Health System. Involuntary Hospitalization. Rights of Hospitalized Patients. Legal Issues in Providing Treatment. Professional Liability. Confidentiality. Duty to Protect Third Parties and Negligent Release. Competency and Guardianship. Legal Rights of Children. Involvement with Litigation. Glossary of Legal Terms. Index.