Ben Molbert, MD

Articles

Assessing the Violent Patient: An Additional Case of Legal Implications

January 01, 2003

Assessing the Violent Patient: An Additional Case of Legal Implications

Assessing Violence in Patients: Legal Implications

January 01, 2003

The threat that a patient may commit an act of violence challenges psychiatrists to wrestle with the legal system as they attempt to successfully build a therapeutic alliance. Patient history, solid medical care, and the duties to warn and to protect must be successfully balanced to navigate the crossroads between psychiatry and the law.