Forensic Psychiatry is a specialized branch of psychiatry where the medical and the legal worlds overlap. It is a fascinating, multi-dimensional sub-specialty that involves the application of medical psychiatric expertise in legal contexts.
While the Canadian definition of the sub-specialty is very similar to that of our American colleagues, actual practice differs because of the difference in the legal systems.
About This Site:
This site is intended to provide a brief overview and perhaps some understanding of the issues within this exciting and challenging field in which I have been privileged to work, educate, and learn throughout my professional life. The focus here is on the Canadian psychiatric practice & legal system although much of the clinical content readily crosses geographical boundaries.