Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist.

Danger to Self: Life on the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist

Paul Linde, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

What happens behind closed doors in an urban psychiatric ER? What medical, psychiatric and social problems does a front line psychiatrist confront? Linde sheds light on this place, highlighting the history, politics, finance and ethics of society’s current involuntary commitment laws. Find out why psychiatrists are the only medical specialists who don’t admit their patients to the hospital based on illness severity, and discover the difficulty of predicting the behavior of unpredictable people.

MLF: Health & Medicine
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
$8 members, $15 non-members
Program Organizer: Bill Grant