Authorship in forensic psychiatry: a perspective

Robert I Simon
2007 The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law  
Authorship in forensic psychiatry is a life-long commitment to learning, creativity, and professional growth. Forensic psychiatrists are writers, by choice and by necessity. The key concepts to effective writing in forensic psychiatry are "process" and a "workman-like approach." The process of writing is not a dash to the finish line, but is more akin to a leisurely, enjoyable walk. A workman-like approach to writing ensures that the author's writing is a process, not an event. Effective
more » ... enhances clarity of communications with attorneys, judges, and others in the legal system. Writing with clarity and precision is a core competency in forensic psychiatry.
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