A clinician is not held liable simply because something bad happened, e.g., a side effect occurred or a patient harmed himself. A clinician is held liable if it was his negligence that led to the harm. Therefore, we must be seen to take the appropriate precautions to reduce the risk of bad outcomes.
Here are some valuable resources with practical tips about risk management:
Termination of treatment
Medication samples in the office: Understand the risks to the patient and to the psychiatrist (PRMS)
Supervision and Consultation
A golden rule for documentation (YouTube video)
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