Legal Issues in Clinical Practice with Victims of Violence

Author: John E. B. Myers
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462528592
Release Date: 2016-11-23
Genre: Psychology

From a leading expert on interpersonal violence, this book explains what mental health clinicians need to know about the legal system and their role in it, particularly when working with victims of child abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. John E. B. Myers provides an accessible overview of the criminal and civil justice systems, focusing on laws, cases, and procedures that are relevant to clinical practice. Numerous illustrative examples and legal cases are included. The book examines how interpersonal violence is proven in court and offers practical guidance for responding to subpoenas, interacting with legal personnel, testifying as an expert witness or fact witness, and managing liability and malpractice risks.

Domestic Violence

Author: Margi Laird McCue
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851097791
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Family & Relationships

This thoroughly revised second edition is an examination of domestic violence from social, legal, and historical perspectives. * A chronology that stretches from 753 BCE, when Romulus, the founder of Rome, formalized the first "law of marriage" to January 2006, when President George W. Bush signed the third reauthorization of the 1994 Violence against Women Act * Illustrations include the power and control wheel (a model in the form of a wheel that explains the dynamics of domestic violence), the ecological theory of battering, and the characteristics of the victim as illustrated by the World Health Organization

LEGAL ISSUES IN MEDICAL PRACTICE

Author: Mahesh Baldwa MBBS, MD, DCH, FIAP, LLB, LLM, PhD (Law)
Publisher: CBS Publishers & Distributors Private Limited
ISBN: 9789386478108
Release Date:
Genre:

Legal issues in medical practice have been gripping medical doctors by surprise in recent years. Some decades ago legal issues in medical practice never created any problem. A greater awareness is being created by adding doctor’s services within the ambit of Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Neither during the undergraduate training nor the postgraduate courses doctors have ever prepared themselves to deal with real-world situations of litigation related to allegations of negligence. While facing litigation related to allegation of negligence in law courts for the first time, a doctor realizes the importance of medical records, consent and expert witness and searches for help books. There are many books available for reference but this one is a handbook for practising doctors and their lawyers grappled with legal issues culminating in litigations covering a vast number of medical specialties and systems.This book proposes to fill the existing vacuum by creating authentic base required to understand the legal issues in medical practice in India. The esteemed contributors have put in their best efforts to share their knowledge, experience and wisdom with the readers by discussing various landmark legal decisions in the field of (alleged) medical negligence. It aims to make the medical practice safe, ethical, reassuring and hassle-free by discussing various legal issues related to medical practice.

Forensic Social Work

Author: Dr. Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826118585
Release Date: 2009-07-20
Genre: Social Science

"[T]his book provides practical practice guidance as well as...interviewing and assessment tips....[A]n invaluable source of information for students, practitioners, researchers and educators." -Karen M. Sowers, PhD Dean, University of Tennessee College of Social Work Regardless of their field of practice, all social workers must understand how legal issues impact the financial, psychological, emotional, and social concerns that their clients face. Yet legal issues are rarely integrated in social work education in a meaningful and practical way. Therefore, it is imperative that social workers gain the interdisciplinary knowledge of the laws and policies that affect their client populations. This groundbreaking text broadens the traditional definition of forensic social work to include the legal issues encountered in all social work settings-family and social services, education, child welfare, mental health, addiction treatment, juvenile and criminal systems, and immigration services. Advocating a collaborative approach, this book will allow social workers to navigate the complex social and legal issues that affect their clients. Includes discussions of the common legal issues all social workers face: How to help meet basic client needs such as income, food, and shelter Policies and practice with victims of violence The relationship between school social work and the law Assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect The legal needs of clients with mental health and addiction issues Forensic practice in juvenile and criminal justice systems Effective practice with immigrants, refugees, and victims of human trafficking Digital instructor's materials available upon request. Email [email protected] to gain immediate access to: Forensic Interviewing Best Practices sample Psychiatric Evaluation sample Rapid Psychosocial Assessment Checklist Sample Syllabus for Forensic Social Work Courses Strengths-based Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment Planning Outline

Legal Issues in Social Work Counseling and Mental Health

Author: Robert G. Madden
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452251004
Release Date: 1998-03-09
Genre: Social Science

This book covers a broad range of topics, including providing testimony, responding to subpoenas, dealing with an attorney, influencing the legal system, and understanding the legal side of the business of psychotherapy. This book will help demystify the North American legal system, thereby empowering psychotherapists to work with it and within it.

Violence and Abuse Issues

Author: Lee Ann Hoff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134037834
Release Date: 2009-06-29
Genre: Medical

After centuries of being considered a private matter in most societies, violence and its profound effect on the physical health, mental health, and social well-being of victims and their families, as well as on the assailants themselves, has started to take centre stage as a public issue of worldwide concern. Health and social service providers are in pivotal positions to provide preventive and restorative services to those affected by violent and abusive behaviour. This comprehensive textbook presents theoretical background and practical strategies for doing so, providing a solid knowledge base for good practice in this area. It emphasizes the interdisciplinary aspects of violence and victim/survivor care and addresses violence over the lifespan, covering: child sexual and physical abuse sexual assault of adults battering and emotional abuse of intimate partners elder abuse perpetrators of violence and abuse violence in learning and work environments vicarious trauma and self-care interconnections between various forms of violence, including socially approved violence in the media and in war. This text is an essential resource for qualified practitioners wanting to learn more about this area and for students starting out in health and social care. Each chapter includes case studies and thinking points, and suggestions for application in practice settings. A companion website provides materials for students and educators, enabling the inclusion of violence issues in an already busy curriculum. Lee Ann Hoff is a nurse-anthropologist and crisis specialist. She has published widely and is the author of the award-winning textbook People in Crisis. She has extensive experience as an educator, consultant, clinician, and crisis service manager.

Forensic Nursing Science E Book

Author: Virginia A. Lynch
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323066389
Release Date: 2010-07-23
Genre: Medical

Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

Family Violence

Author: Sandra J. Kaplan
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 0890420106
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Medical

Family violence poses a significant threat to society -- it is repetitive, increases in severity as it persists, and is transmitted across generations and to society. However, it often escapes undiagnosed, and resources for both treatment and research are either inadequate or lacking. Family Violence: A Clinical and Legal Guide provides the most comprehensive look to date at the problem of family violence. Professionals in mental health, medicine, and law who encounter victims of family violence will find this book an invaluable resource. It will also serve as an excellent educational tool for psychiatric and psychology students, and it is intended to stimulate the development of effective curricula for both medical and mental health professionals and the public. Chapter by chapter, this book covers all types of family violence, including child physical and sexual abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, and elder abuse and neglect. Risk factors specific to each type of family violence are identified. Assessment and treatment guidelines are offered, including a discussion of therapy for memory of trauma in adult survivors of childhood maltreatment. The prevention of abuse is addressed, and clinical practice resources are listed. Legal information pertinent to both patients and clinicians is provided by Howard A. Davidson, J.D., Director, ABA Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C. In each of the first seven chapters, a section entitled "Legal Commentary" focuses on two areas: First, issues related to abused persons, other family members, and offenders are outlined. Next, "Guidance for Mental Health Professionals and Practitioners" discusses the legal responsibilities and rights of mental health and other medical professionals and offer guidance for those testifying in legal proceedings. An appendix includes legal resources.

Assessment of Family Violence

Author: Robert T. Ammerman
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 047124256X
Release Date: 1999-08-06
Genre: Psychology

Assessment of Family Violence: A Clinical and Legal Sourcebook Second Edition Almost every mental health professional is faced with evaluating individuals and families involved in domestic violence, including child abuse and neglect, incest, battering, elder abuse, and psychological abuse. This valuable resource is the only book exclusively devoted to the assessment of all types of family violence and explains how to determine if family violence is occurring. Through the work and contributions of preeminent researchers and practitioners, the Second Edition includes: * State-of-the-art, empirically driven approaches to the clinical evaluation of violence involving children and adults * Specific assessment measures to assess future risk and specialized issues, such as children who have witnessed marital violence and adult incest survivors * Case examples and a new chapter on child neglect * Current issues in the assessment of family violence, child maltreatment, and couples violence * Assessment of elder abuse, woman battering, and extrafamilial child sexual abuse. Critical Acclaim for the First Edition "A rare combination of excellent writing and editing, up-to-date and carefully presented reviews of the knowledge base, and practical and useful information about treatment and prevention. Of the many books that have been published in the last few years on family violence, this is one of the most valuable." --Child Abuse and Neglect. "This book will come as a necessary and welcome addition to the libraries of therapists from different theoretical orientations and with differing levels of experience who encounter family violence in their practice." --Contemporary Psychology.

Advanced Practice Nursing E Book

Author: Ann B. Hamric
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437720082
Release Date: 2008-07-02
Genre: Medical

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families 3rd Edition

Author: Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826108302
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Social Science

Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.

Guidelines for Medico legal Care for Victims of Sexual Violence

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 924154628X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Data Collection / methods / Practice Guideline

"The guidelines aim to improve professional health services for all individuals who have been victims of sexual violence by providing health care workers with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of victims; standards for the provision of both health care and forensic services to victims; and guidance on the establishment of health care and forensic services for victims"--Publisher website.

Assessing Dangerousness

Author: Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826116833
Release Date: 2007-05-25
Genre: Family & Relationships

This updated edition of the classic book on risk assessment presents the latest research regarding the prediction of interpersonal violence. In clear and accessible language, the authors address the specific variables involved in the prediction of child abuse and homicide, as well as intimate partner violence and homicide. This edition also presents an important revision of Campbell's ground-breaking intimate partner homicide lethality risk instrument, the Danger Assessment. All of the contributors to this multidisciplinary volume have faced the difficult task of assessing the risk of family violence in a wide variety of settings--courts, clinics, shelters, emergency rooms, protective service offices, schools, batterer intervention programs, violence prevention programs, and more. Their combined experience in research and practice makes this an indispensable resource for all clinicians required to make predictions about violent behavior. Key features of this new edition include: Coverage of a wide breadth of clinical and court situations requiring threat assessments A review of the latest assessment instruments New findings on predicting fatal child abuse Legal and ethical issues in risk assessment