Malpractice in psychology : a practical resource for clinicians
By: Shapiro, David L.
Contributor(s): Smith, Steven R.BBDD: Libros Publisher: Washington, DC American Psychological Association 2011Edition: 1 st ed.Description: 202 p.ISBN: 9781433808951.Clasificación(es): 3100 Psicología jurídica y temas legales | 3300 Temas profesionalesInteresa: Temas profesionalesDescriptor(es): Psicólogos clínicos | Ética | DeontologíaTipo de documento: Divulgativo
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Introduction. Should psychologists be concerned about malpractice?. What malpractice really is. Trends in malpractice litigation. Can psychologists avoid malpractice?. Laws that apply to malpractice. A note on cases. Organization of this book. 1.Tort Liability Basics. Negligence. Intentional torts. Strict liability. Employee and agents. Supervision. Other forms of professional liability. Damages. The vulnerable client. Is money enought? Tort and malpractice reform. Practical suggestions. 2. Negligence in Professional Practice. The standard of care, duty and the breach of duty. Causation. Damages. Defenses. Comparative negligence. Practical suggestions. 3. The Professional Relationship and Consent. Professional relationship. Ending the therapy relationship abandonment. Informed consent. Practical suggestions. 4. Confidentiality and Privacy. Privacy, confidentiality and privilege. Legal protections of confidentiality. Health insurance portability and accountability act. Exceptions to confidentiality. Consequences of breaches of confidentiality. Practical suggestions. 5. Negligent Diagnosis and Treatment. Negligent Diagnosis. Employment testing. Educational testing. Negligent treatment. Managed care. Case illustrations. Practical suggestions. 6. Violence and Threats of Violence. Suicide. The duty to protect, or warn. Civil commitment and liability. Premature release. Practical suggestions. 7. Other Areas of Liability in Practice. Sexual misconduct. Nontraditional therapies. Research. Defamation. Civil rights liability. Forensic work. Medicare, insurance, and reimbursement. Pharmaceuticals. Special issues in treating children and adolescents. Practical suggestion. 8. The Trial Process and Privileges. The process of a malpractice case. The reality of settlement. The reality of insurance. Testimonial privilege. What is a psychologist to do?. Practical suggestions. 9. Risk Management Strategies and "Closing Arguments". Solid professional practice. Best of all, avoiding claims. Top ways to avoid negligence and malpractice. A final note. References. Table of Authorities. Index