Risk Management (January)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2015 | Volume: 13 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

From the risks of electronic communications, to assessing risk and documenting care around suicide, this month we look at the topic of risk management. This issue will help you learn about the pros and cons of using email to communicate with patients, and give advice on protecting patient confidentiality.

In This Issue


Electronic Communication with Patients: Advantages and Risks

Topics: Risk Management

Do you use email to communicate with your patients? Chances are good that you don’t.

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Expert Q&A

Assessing Suicide Risk and Documenting Your Care

Topics: Risk Management

Get some practical advice on how to assess a patient’s suicide risk and document your care to help protect against a malpractice lawsuit, in an interview with William H. Reid, MD, MPH, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Research Update

Botox Injections Work as Antidepressant

Topics: Research Update | Risk Management

Botulinum toxin A, commonly known as Botox, may be more than an anti-aging treatment. A new study has found that when Botox is injected between the eyebrows, it not only has a cosmetic effect—it also yields a long-lasting antidepressant effect.

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