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Psychiatric ‘holds’ for nonpsychiatric patients
When your patients disclose insider information
Psychiatric advance directives: May you disregard them?
'Curbside' consults: Know your liability
Facebook: Social networking meets professional duty
Practicing psychiatry via Skype: Medicolegal considerations
Physician impairment: When should you report?
Should you prescribe medications for family and friends?
‘Boxed in’ or ‘boxed out’? Prescribing atypicals for dementia
‘Firing’ a patient: May a psychiatrist unilaterally terminate care?
Should you restrain yourself from ordering restraints?
Successfully navigating the 15-minute ‘med check’
Splitting treatment: How to limit liability risk when you share a patient’s care
Defensive medicine: Can it increase your malpractice risk?
Sex with former patients: OK after retirement?
Smoking allowed: Is hospital policy a liability risk?
Why off-label isn’t off base
Going outside your area of expertise: How far is too far?
Divorce, custody, and parental consent for psychiatric treatment
Violence risk: Is clinical judgment enough?
Evaluate liability risks in prescribing
Tips to make documentation easier, faster, and more satisfying
How to protect patients’ confidentiality
Boundary crossings: Guard against inappropriate contact
How to monitor medication side effects
Failing the 15-minute suicide watch: Guidelines to monitor inpatients
Caring for your patient after discharge
Limits of care: What events can you prevent?
To protect and serve: Psychiatrists’ duty to patients
Prudent prescribing for patients with addictions
ECT wipes out 30 years of memories
Phone calls: Protect yourself when you can’t see the patient
When mixing drugs makes malpractice
What to tell patients about side effects
Vacationing vs. abandoning
Restraint and monitoring of psychotic or suicidal patients
Involuntary admission: Weighing patient rights vs. appropriate care
Confidentiality confusion, and who’s at fault for fatal misdiagnosis?
Liability when patients die after treatment
How to avoid ‘foreseeable’ harm
Involuntary commitment, ‘false’ memories
Liability in patient suicide
Suicidal patient jumps from building after protesting hospital discharge