2000 suplement 4


Volume 9, suplement 4

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Analysis of some of the pitfalls related to inadequate forensic-psychiatric opinions

Józef Kocur1
1. Wojskowej Akademii Medycznej w Łodzi
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, suplement 4 (12), 59-62
Keywords: forensic-psychiatric opinions, bioethics, expert's competences


The author discusses the most commonpitfalls related to forensic-psychiatric opinionsand involving the legal position and function of theforensic-psychiatric ex pert, the pledge of secrecyand various issues related to bioethics. He pointsout the need to verify the professional and ethicalqualifications of expert candidate and to developan independent system of controlling the quality offorensic-psychiatric opinions.

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Józef Kocur, Wydział Lekarski Wojskowej Akademii Medycznej,
Pl. Hallera 1,90-647 Łódź