Thinking About the Assessment of Risk: September 2017
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals
Table of Contents
From Ballpark to Courtroom: How Baseball Explains Risk Assessment
Christopher P. Marett, MD, MPH; and Douglas Mossman, MD
A Review of Violence Risk Assessment for the General Clinician
Mark Chapman, MD
Structured Approaches to Violence Risk Assessment: A Critical Review
Michael Brook, PhD
Thinking About (Completed) Suicide
Sam Libeu, MD; and Stephen H. Dinwiddie, MD
Possible Antidotes for Suicide Risk: What Should We Tell Our Patients?
Sean Bordelon, MD; and Stephen H. Dinwiddie, MD
This CME activity is jointly sponsored by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
1. Describe approaches to risk assessment and relevant statistical concepts.
2. Recognize the basic components of violence risk assessment and the methods and tools available to conduct risk assessments.
3. Describe the theory and methodology behind violence risk assessment approaches used in contemporary forensic mental health practice.
4. Define the risk factors associated with completed suicide.
5. Describe which psychiatric treatments have the most evidence for suicide prevention.
Faculty names and affiliations: See authors above
Guest Editor: Stephen H. Dinwiddie, MD
Reviewer names: Jan Fawcett, MD, Editor, Psychiatric Annals; Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, CME Coordinator, Psychiatric Annals
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Authors report the following financial relationships: Christopher P. Marett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Douglas Mossman has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Mark Chapman has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Michael Brook has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Sam Libeu has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Stephen H. Dinwiddie has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Sean Bordelon has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Signed disclosures are on file at AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.
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Release date: September 1, 2017. Expiration Date: October 1, 2020.
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