Law and the mental health professions : friction at the interface


  • Conference on Law and the Mental Health Professions (1976 : Hanover, N.H.)

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  • Papers presented at a conference, held Aug. 1976 and sponsored by the Dartmouth Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Part I: Recent court decisions and practice -- Chapter I. Judicial involvement in the public practice of psychiatry / Bruce J. Ennis, J.D. -- Chapter II. Defensive psychiatry or how to treat the mentally ill without being a lawyer / Zigmond M. Lebensohn, M.D. -- Part II: Informed consent -- Chapter III. Psychotherapy and informed consent: a search in judicial regulation / Ralph Slovenko, L.L.B., Ph.D. -- Chapter IV: Informed consent of mental patients / Henry H. Foster, Jr., J.D., L.L.M. -- Part III: Malpractice -- Chapter V. Psychiatric malpractice insurance and its problems: an overview / Chester L. Trent, M.D. -- Chapter VI. Buffalo Bill's defunct now: vulnerability of mental health professionals to malpractice / Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D. -- Part IV: Confidentiality -- Chapter VII. Confidentiality: the right to privacy versus the right to know / Maurice Grossman, M.D. -- Chapter VIII. Confidentiality: the myth and the reality / John Donnelly, M.D. -- Part V: Competence and responsibility -- Chapter IX. The many faces of competence / Irwin N. Perr, M.D., J.D. -- Chapter X. Isaac Ray and Charles Doe: Responsibility and justice / Jacques M. Quen, M.D. -- Part VI: Patient rights and involuntary admissions limited to dangerousness -- Chapter XI. Patients' rights and psychiatric practice / Louis E. Kopolow, M.D. -- Chapter XII. Implementing a new commitment law in the community: practical problems for professionals / Allan Beigel, M.D., Kenney Hegland, J.D., and David Wexler, J.D. -- Chapter XIII. Indications for involuntary hospitalization: dangerousness or mental illness? / Robert L. Sadoff, M.D. -- Part VII: Friction at the interface
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