Year: 1986 Source: Bulletin of the American of Psychiatry and the Law, v.14, no.2, (1986), p.123-129 SIEC No: 20040529

The authors offer a multidimensional model for assessing dangerousness of patients in relation to their competence to engage in informative dialogue with clinicians. This model, though based on clinical considerations, may offer some degree of liability protection. Current clinical & legal trends are reviewed as they bear upon this determination. (20 refs)