Treating the Homicidal Patient | Legal, Ethical and Clinical Management

Mental Health providers are all aware we have a ‘duty to warn’ when we encounter a homicidal patient. Or do we? And how do we? What meets the requirements of the law? What about confidentiality and the therapeutic relationship with our patients?   The complexities of the duty to warn began with the Tarasoff v.Continue reading “Treating the Homicidal Patient | Legal, Ethical and Clinical Management”

Treating the Psychotic Patient: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Management

Emergency psychiatric crisis often involves a patient presenting with psychotic symptoms. Three and a half percent of the population will at some point experience psychosis during their lifetime. Psychosis is a symptom that must be properly assessed to determine the underlying etiology in order to identify appropriate treatment. Psychotic symptoms can be the result ofContinue reading “Treating the Psychotic Patient: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Management”

HLECN Treating Substance Use Disorder Emergencies: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Management

The nation is currently experiencing a national opioid epidemic. Between 1999 and 2017 over 702,000 people died from a drug overdose with over 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017. Of the over 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017, 68% involved an opioid.   HLECN’s Treating Substance Use Disorder Emergencies webinar will provide an in-depth understandingContinue reading “HLECN Treating Substance Use Disorder Emergencies: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Management”

HLECN Emergency Psychiatric Assessment & Treatment Planning

The nation is currently experiencing a national behavioral health crisis fueled by a suicide and opioid epidemic with the rates of suicide increasing by over 30% since 1999. The rates of emergency department visits related to suicidal ideation and self-harm increased by 25% according to the CDC from 2017 to 2018 and suicide falls intoContinue reading “HLECN Emergency Psychiatric Assessment & Treatment Planning”