Please, please, I must beg your forgiveness before posting this. Sometimes, I just wish the world made sense, and it doesn't. I should get over it.
There is the story of a psychiatrist in France who was criminally charged with murder because a patient left and then, 20 days later, killed someone. The psychiatrist was found guilty and I believe she paid damages. I think ClinkShrink may write about this on Clinical Psychiatry News in the coming weeks, but for now, I just couldn't resist the sarcastic pull that overtook me when I saw this...the psychiatrist guilty for another person's murder, the horror of our gun laws, and the ridiculous new CPT codes we will all soon be using. If you are touchy about satire, please don't read anymore.
French psychiatrist jailed for patient who committed murder