Risk Management

Speaking Up: Sexual Harassment in the Medical Setting

June 26, 2017

Here: a review of the definition of sexual harassment, its prevalence among physicians and medical students, its potential impact on physicians and trainees, and guidance about its management.

Resilience Can’t Be Taught-But It Can Be Learned

June 05, 2017

Residency was going according to plan until a phone call changed everything.

Assault in the Medical Setting: 3 Stages of Violence

April 28, 2017

When clinicians work without ready access to a security team or environmental safety protocols, early recognition is crucial to preventing or avoiding those rare occasions when behavior problems escalate.

Mortality Risk After Discharge From Psychiatric Care

April 03, 2017

Which patients are at greatest risk for premature death following discharge?

9 Tips to Maintain Boundaries in Clinical Practice

March 31, 2017

The points summarized in this pocket guide-drawn from actual cases-recur repeatedly as problems for practitioners.

Lessons in Mitigating Violence

March 10, 2017

Strategies to reduce aggression in psychiatric treatment settings.

Depressive Symptoms Associated With Aggression

February 27, 2017

The authors review the association between depression and violence, and the role that anger and emotional dysregulation play.

The Role of Psychiatrists in Countering Violent Extremism

February 27, 2017

There is no predictive tool that is likely to have validity for rare outcomes such as terrorist attacks. More here.

Strategies to Reduce and Prevent Restraint and Seclusion in Pediatric Populations

February 27, 2017

Here's compelling reason for judicious use of restraint and seclusion, and a review of various alternative approaches.

Not Just a Matter of Semantics

February 02, 2017

In this Letter to the Editor, practicing psychiatrist Richard Krugley, MD makes the case against the term "assisted suicide" when applied to terminally ill patients. Drs. Pies and Geppert respond.