ERIC Number: ED176183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-5
Reference Count: 0
Malpractice and Clinical Judgments: The Mental Health Perspective.
Schlesinger, Stephen E.
The establishment of liability for practice, and the granting of a limited immunity from liability, are intended to have different effects on clinical practices. Establishing a limited immunity from personal liability for clinicians may lead to less protection of the constitutional rights of patients, whereas increasing malpractice liability for clinical practices may contribute to the protection of patients' constitutional rights. Further, the statutes governing mental health practices may be effective in protecting the rights of patients because they can spell out the requirements of practice in an area where rights violations may be common. (Author/PJC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (51st, Chicago, Illinois, May 3-5, 1979)