The authors of this controversial volume have collected case studies and observational accounts of caregivers for over 15 years. Iatrogenic harm is a serious and widespread problem that many have been reluctant to speak out about for fear of being blacklisted by their colleagues. In writing this book the authors hope to establish guidelines that will help caregivers to recognize and deal with potentially harmful behavior thereby improving the standards of care for all patients.
"The authors of this book are to be commended for addressing the oft taboo topic of unintended harm to the very individuals we seek to help. Ruth and Gerald Caplan have done a service by addressing this subject. This is a work which would be of interest to many professionals who interface with child protective services." -- Psychiatric Services