Toward the Development of Guidelines for the Conduct of Forensic Psychiatric Examinations
Simon, Robert I.
Wettstein, Robert M.
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 1997; 25(1): 17-30.
Guidelines for conducting forensic psychiatric consultations and evaluations have not been clearly established. The authors offer and discuss such guidelines, which are based upon the boundary guidelines in general psychiatric practice, ethics principles in general psychiatry, ethics principles in forensic psychiatry, and the relevant case and statutory law. These guidelines are intended to assist the psychiatrist in appropriately conducting forensic evaluations whether in litigation or administrative proceedings.
Autonomy; Child Abuse; Communication; Confidentiality; Consent; Dangerousness; Deception; Disclosure; Ethics; Expert Testimony; Forensic Psychiatry; Guidelines; Informed Consent; Justice; Law; Law Enforcement; Lawyers; Medical Ethics; Medical Fees; Misconduct; Patient Care; Physician's Role; Physicians; Practice Guidelines; Psychiatry; Sexuality; Trust; Violence;
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