Risk Management

An Invitation: Psychiatric Malpractice Grand Rounds

August 25, 2020

You are cordially invited to submit an article about a “what if” legal dilemma for a series about psychiatry and the law.

Implementation Challenges of Universal Suicide Risk Screening in Adult Patients in General Medical and Surgical Settings

July 23, 2020

The authors share evidence-based guidance for patient safety that minimizes suicide risk in medical settings.

A Rock and a Hard Place

February 25, 2020

The costs, risks, and considerations involved in treating addiction have upped the ante, as illustrated in this case.

5 Domains of Functional Assessment for Disability Evaluation

January 06, 2020

Problems with any one of these domains can disrupt an individual’s capacity to sustain work capacity.

Functional Assessment for Disability Applications: Tools for the Psychiatrist

June 14, 2019

These 10 domains will help you determine if functional impairment exists, if it can be reversed, and if the patient can return to work.

The Grief Monster

May 07, 2019

She wondered what the secret was to life as a psychiatrist, a grieving daughter, and a new mother of twins.

Duty of Care and Informed Consent

March 15, 2019

Medical malpractice, a form of professional negligence, remains a heavily criticized legal solution for ensuring patient autonomy and competent health care.

Suicide Risk Assessment and Management: Tips for Improving Care and Outcomes

January 31, 2019

Determining how to ensure delivery of excellent care while balancing medicolegal demands may seem to be an impossible task. When done in a collaborative way, safety planning can help the clinician better understand risk and targets for intervention.

Climate Change and Its Impacts on Mental Health

October 12, 2018

Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to public health in modern times, and the mental health effects are no less concerning.

The Silent Suffering of Those on Temporary Protected Status: Unbeknownst to Many

June 21, 2018

Medical students, psychiatry residents, and practicing psychiatrists from different backgrounds gathered with one purpose: “To increase awareness around the mental health needs of the 437,000 foreign nationals from 10 countries on Temporary Protected Status."