Testifying (January/February/March)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2022 | Volume: 2 | Number: 1&2

Issue Links:Learning Objectives

Dr. VanDercar shares insights that can help us in court, Dr. Hong reviews key principles when working with patients with BPD in emergency rooms, and Dr. Adi helps us understand Tarasoff warnings. Also: strategies to verbally de-escalate agitated patients.

In This Issue

Expert Q&A

A Primer for Psychiatrists on Court Hearings

Topics: Capacity | Commitment | court hearings | involuntary civil commitment | Legal issues | medication capacity hold | Statutes | testifying

Dr. VanDercar draws from her backgrounds in both law and psychiatry to educate us about testifying in court hearings.

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Expert Q&A

Borderline Personality Disorder in the ED

Topics: Borderline Personality Disorder | Countertransference | Emergency Department | emotion dysregulation | Good Psychiatric Management | interpersonal stressors | Personality Disorders | Suicidality | Working With Families

Patients with borderline personality disorder often show up in emergency rooms multiple times and can trigger frustration and countertransference reactions in clinicians. Dr. Hong tells us how to help these patients and their families develop the skills needed to manage their emotions.

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Clinical Update

Tarasoff: Making Sense of the Duty to Warn or Protect

Topics: Crime | Criminal behavior | duty to protect | duty to warn | Legal issues | Tarasoff

Do we have a duty to warn, or a duty to protect? And what’s the difference?

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Clinical Update

Principles of Verbal De-Escalation

Topics: aggression | Agitation | Emergency Department | verbal de-escalation

Simple strategies can be surprisingly effective in verbally de-escalating agitated patients.

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Clinical Update

Minimizing PTSD From Workplace Trauma

Topics: Debriefing | Nurses | post traumatic stress disorder | PTSD | Trauma | workplace

If you work on a psychiatric inpatient unit, you most likely have witnessed or experienced traumatic events. How can you reduce your or your colleagues’ risk of developing PTSD? Dr. Jacobowitz reviews this important topic.

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Research Update

The Role of rTMS in Poststroke Depression

Topics: Depression | Post-stroke depression | rTMS | Stroke | TMS | Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation | treatment

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation appears to be a safe and effective treatment for poststroke depression, according to this small study.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Testifying, CHPR, January/February/March 2022

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits.

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