Author | Steven H. Berger, MD

Articles

Ethics and Dual Agency in Forensic Psychiatry

June 01, 1998

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Dual agency often presents a confusing situation for the clinician who must simultaneously serve two separate roles in a legal case, such as a treatment role and a forensic role (Berger, 1997). The two roles have different purposes, procedures, relationships with the patient or evaluee, and different ethical principles.