Author | James C. Beck, MD, PhD

Articles

Assessing the Violent Patient: An Additional Case of Legal Implications

January 01, 2003

Article

Assessing the Violent Patient: An Additional Case of Legal Implications

Assessing Violence in Patients: Legal Implications

January 01, 2003

Article

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.

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