Learning Objectives, Medicolegal Topics, TCPR, March 2013

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After reading these articles, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the available tools for assessing the risk of violence in patients.
  2. Assess and evaluate patients at risk of violence.
  3. Explain how the legal system can help physicians and families with violent or potentially violent patients.
  4. Understand some of the current findings in the literature regarding psychiatric treatment.