European Psychiatry, March 28, 2015, Vol.30, p.1406
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0924-9338(15)31088-9 Byline: P. Barnes Abstract: The creation, sharing and disseminating of a Psychiatric Diagnosis has multiple, interrelated components that must be approached with an ethical and legal awareness. It further involved an efficient and effective communication paradigm involving multiple professionals with varying points of view and multiple stakeholders, especially the patient. This presentation will summarize first the underlying legal requirements for a valid, effective Psychiatric Diagnosid, looking especially at requirements pursuant to tort law: next, the focus will shift to the communication and sharing of said diagnosis with an emphasis on the underlying morality and efficacious justice if the diagnosis is effectively communicated. Finally, comments will be made specific to how the correct and effective diagnostic process moves Diagnosis per se into the newly emerging Field of Positive Psychology Author Affiliation: (1) Self-Employed-Also as a Lawyer, Self-Employed-Psychologist, PhiladelphiaPA, USA
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