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FOCUS Quiz: Fall 2019 - Forensic Psychiatry: Focus on Malpractice and Risk Management

Activity Type:

  • Journal CME


Release Date: 10/1/2019

Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 5
  • Participation: 5

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Overview

Forensic Psychiatry: Focus on Malpractice and Risk Management

FOCUS, APA's clinical review and continuing medical education journal, is designed as a personal study resource to help practicing psychiatrists keep abreast of significant advances in the field, with particular attention to clinical practice and incorporation of core competencies. The goal of FOCUS is the dissemination of up-to-date clinical information, facilitation of lifelong learning skills, maintenance of certification, and opportunity for self-assessment in order to improve patient care. Each issue, prepared by distinguished faculty who are recognized in their fields, provides up to date clinical information and incorporates a CME component. The material can be used effectively by establishing a regular schedule of study.

Pricing

This activity is only available to 2019 Focus subscribers.

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Educational Objectives

This issue of FOCUS seeks to address the most common issues that give rise to malpractice and complaint actions, aid the reader in preventing an adverse legal action from developing, and help diminish the uncertainty about the process that ensues in such proceedings.

Participants will:

  • Be able to avoid common issues that might give rise to malpractice and complaint actions
  • Describe how to prevent an adverse legal action from developing, in issues of patient violence, confidentiality and disclosure, boundaries, suicide, and prescribing
  • Be able to describe ethical underpinnings and elements of legal proceedings.

Target Audience

This program is one element of a lifelong learning program for physicians.

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 5 hours
Begin Date: October 1, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2021

How to Earn Credit

In order to earn CME credit, participants should read through the material presented in the issue. After reading the materials, complete the CME quiz by answering multiple-choice questions with a single correct answer. A score of 60% or higher is required to receive credit. Retakes are available for the test. Review the rationales, complete the online course evaluation, and then claim and print your CME certificate. The APA provides a CME certificate of credit for physicians and a certificate of participation for non-physicians.

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Program Planners – Editor and Associate Editors and Guest Editors

Mark H. Rapaport,  MD, Editor of FOCUS, and Chairman and Chief of Psychiatric Services, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. No financial relationships with commercial interests.

Dorothy Stubbe, MD, Editor and Author, Communications Commentary, Associate Professor and Program Director, Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center, New Haven, CT.- No financial relationships with commercial interests.

Laura Dunn,  MD, Co-Editor Ethics Column; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; Dr. Dunn reports: Consultant: Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc.

Guest Editor; Children Are Different: Liability Issues in Working  With Suicidal and Dangerous Youths

Peter Ash, M.D. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Ash reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Medicating During Pregnancy

Kelly L. Coffman, M.D., M.P.H., and Peter Ash, M.D. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. The authors, Coffman and Ash, report no financial relationships with commercial interests

Malpractice Law and Psychiatry: An Overview

Richard L. Frierson, M.D., and Kaustubh G. Joshi, M.D. Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC.   The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Liability and Patient Suicide

Debra A. Pinals, M.D. Program in Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Dr. Pinals reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

State Medical Boards, Licensure, and Discipline in the United States

Jacqueline Landess, M.D., J.D. Mendota Mental Health Institute Madison, WI.  Dr. Landess  reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Malpractice Liability Due to Patient Violence

Phillip Resnick, M.D. Professor, Department of Psychiatry Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH; Adrienne Saxton, M.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests

Boundaries, Professionalism, and Malpractice in Psychiatry

Susan Hatters Friedman, M.D., and Richard P. Martinez, M.D., M.H. Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, and Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (Friedman); Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Denver (Martinez). The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Clinician Liability in Prescribing Antidepressants

Deborah Giorgi-Guarnieri, MD, JD, DGG Medical, Inc. Dr. Giorgi-Guarnieri discloses the following relationships: Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Vaya, Sunovion, Takeda/Lumbeck; Grant/Research Support: Vaya.

When Liability and Ethics Diverge

Jacob M. Appel, M.D., J.D. Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s- West Hospital, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, New York. No financial relationships with commercial interests.

American Psychiatric Association Staff Involved in Planning:  

Tristan Gorrindo,  MD  Director, Division of Education, APA – no conflicts

Kristen Moeller, Director of CME, Associate Director of FOCUS – no conflicts

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+ 
  • Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+ 
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:
500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera

Macintosh:
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course | Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance

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