Risk Management: Clinical, Ethical, & Legal Guidelines for Successful Practice
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This book is a practical approach to integrating ethical principles into clinical practice. Balances scholarly analysis with the practical application of ethical principles. Presents useful risk-management strategies based on a conceptual framework which can be applied to a variety of clinical situations. Various areas mentioned are ethical risk management; informed consent considerations; managing boundaries; ethical decision making; consulting with colleagues; documentation and record keeping; and responding ethically to complaints and investigations. Also included in the book on a CD-ROM are 42 useful forms and a PowerPoint® presentation. A few of the forms are informed consent for psychological services; informed consent for financial responsibility; informed consent for independent consultative examination; statement of understanding for unauthorized services and for services beyond medical necessity; letter of agreement regarding financial responsibility for expert testimony; release of information; plus many, many more.