Double jeopardy: suicide and malpractice.

Abstract

Psychiatric malpractice is not a common occurrence. However, the suicide of a patient under treatment is an event that may lead to legal action. The author details the basic facts and ideas necessary to an understanding of this phenomenon. The plaintiff must ultimately prove that there was a dereliction of professional duty that led directly to the death… (More)

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@article{Rachlin1984DoubleJS, title={Double jeopardy: suicide and malpractice.}, author={Stephen Rachlin}, journal={General hospital psychiatry}, year={1984}, volume={6 4}, pages={302-7} }