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Tell your clients you may hurt them: Negligence, consent, and contemporary psychological practice

O'Brien-Malone, Regina Angela


Two cases of medical negligence were brought before the High Court during the 1990s. The resulting judgments altered the pre-existing law of negligence and imposed new duties on all health professionals, including psychologists. Subsequent legislative changes have incorporated these High Court judgments and reaffirmed the duty that psychologists have to inform their clients of the (frequently unrecognised) risks of treatment. These same changes allow the possibility of psychologists being sued...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Psychologist
DOI: 10.1080/00050060600776366


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