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Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry

Defending a Malpractice Suit: Lessons Learned

After being sued for psychiatric malpractice and enduringa 4-year roller-coaster ride of fear, hope, hard work, anxiety, and detachment, the author passes along lessons learned.

In this article, psychodynamic psychology is applied toward the understanding and recognition of "homegrown" terrorists, individuals who are familiar with American culture and thus more difficult to detect.

Therapeutic lying, a concept that is currently seeping into the medical literature, is the practice of deliberately deceiving patients for reasons considered in their best interest.

The trend toward transparent documentation has potential for many benefits, yet it remains a provocative concept for the field of psychiatry. In this podcast, Dr Helen Farrell answers several salient questions about transparency.

dismantling and closure of the federal and state mental hospitals

When did human rights become negotiable in the US? A commentary on dismantling and closure of federal and state mental hospitals.

Transparent Notes in Psychiatry

Good documentation can be used by psychiatrists to enhance the physician-patient relationship. Of course, transparency could come at a price to practitioners, so following reasonable guidelines outlined in this article is key.

The author concludes that people inappropriately placed in psychiatric hospitals can lead to grave violation of human rights.

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