Risk Management with Suicidal Patients

Edited by Bruce Bongar, Alan L. Berman, Ronald W. Maris, Morton M. Silverman, Eric A. Harris, and Wendy Packman

July 16, 1999
ISBN 9781572304987
Price: $32.00
197 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 1998

“One-third of the psychologists and half the psychiatrists in this country will find themselves snared in malpractice actions in the course of their careers. These imbroglios usually drag on several years; practitioners pay a heavy price and at best can expect a searing emotional experience before such a case is concluded. If you want to keep out of painful lawsuits, study this book. Its contributors are a 'who's who' in suicide studies, and it reads as though it was written on the courthouse steps. Knowing what is in this book is the practitioner's best prophylaxis for safe practice.”

—John T. Maltsberger, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School