Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, M.D., J.D.
Director of the Master of Bioethics Program, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Phone: 
617/724-9575
Fax: 
617/643-9715

Peer reviewed publications in print or other media

Reviews

Brendel RW, Bryan E. HIPAA for psychiatrists. Harv Rev Psychiatry 2004;12(3):177-83.

Brendel RW, Stern TA. Psychotic symptoms in the elderly. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2005;7(5):238-41

Brendel RW, Schouten RA. Legal concerns in psychosomatic medicine. Psychiatry Clin North Am 2007;30(4):663-76.

Bostwick JM, Brendel RW, Hicks DW, Steinberg MD. On "Distinguishing among irrational suicide, rational suicide, and other forms of hastened death: implications for clinical practice" by Cavin P. Leeman, M.D. Psychosomatics 2009;50(3):192-97.

Schouten R, Brendel RW. Common pitfalls in giving medical-legal advice to trainees and supervisees. Harv Rev Psychiatry 2009;17(4):291-94.

Guseh JS, Brendel RW, Brendel DH. Medical professionalism in the age of online social networking. J Med Ethics 2009;35:584-86.

Wei M, Brendel RW. Psychiatry and hunger strikes. Harv Human Rights J 2010;23:75-109.

Weintraub Brendel R, Wei MH, Edersheim JG. An approach to the patient in crisis: assessments of the risk of suicide and violence. Med Clin North Am 2010;94(6):1089-1102.

Weintraub Brendel R, Wei MH, Schouten R, Edersheim JG. An approach to selected legal issues: confidentiality, mandatory reporting, abuse and neglect, informed consent, capacity decisions, boundary issues, and malpractice claims. Med Clin North Am 2010;94(6):1229-40.

Austad K, Brendel DH, Brendel R. Financial conflicts of interest and the ethical obligations of medical school faculty and the profession. Perspect Biol Med 2010;53(4):534-44.

Glezer A, Weintraub Brendel R. Beyond emergencies: the use of physical restraints in medical and psychiatric settings. Harv Rev Psychiatry 2010;18:353-58.

Brendel RW, Glezer A. Forensic psychiatry: opportunities and future challenges. Introduction.
Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2010 Nov-Dec;18(6):315-6.

Glezer A, Stern TA, Mort EA, Atamian S, Abrams JL, Weintraub Brendel R. Documentation of decision-making capacity, informed consent, and health care proxies: a study of surrogate consent. Psychosomatics 2011;52:521-29.

Moye J, Sabatino CP, Weintraub Brendel R. Evaluation of the capacity to appoint a healthcare proxy. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2013:21:326-336.

Stevens JR, Jarrahzadeh T, Weintraub Brendel R., Stern T. Strategies for the prescription of psychotropic drugs with black box warnings. Psychosomatics 2014:55:123-133.

Garakani A, Shalenberg E, Burstin SC, Weintraub Brendel R, Appel JM. Voluntary psychiatric hospitalization and patient-driven requests for discharge: a statutory review and analysis of implications for the capacity to consent to voluntary hospitalization. Harv Rev Psychiatry 2014:22(4):241-49.

Ohye BY, Weintraub Brendel R, Fredman S, Bui E, Rauch PK, Allard M, Pentel KZ, Simon N. Three-generation model: A family systems framework for the assessment and treatment of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and related conditions. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 46(2), Apr 2015, 97-106.

 

Chapters

Kazim A, Brendel RW. Abuse and neglect. In: Stern TA, Herman JB, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatry update and board preparation, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2004. p. 539-44.

Reddick B, Brendel RW, Cassem NH. Treatment decisions at the end of life. In: Stern TA, Herman JB, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatry update and board preparation, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2004. p. 517-21.

Schouten R, Brendel RW. Legal aspects of consultation. In: Stern TA, Fricchione GL, Cassem NH, Jellinek MS, Rosenbaum JF, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of general hospital psychiatry, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby; 2004. p. 349-64.

Cassem NH, Brendel RW. End-of-life issues: principles of care and ethics. In: Stern TA, Fricchione GL, Cassem NH, Jellinek MS, Rosenbaum JF, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of general hospital psychiatry, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby; 2004. p. 365-87.

Brendel RW. An approach to forensic issues. In: Stern TA, editor. The 10-minute guide to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. New York: Castle Connolly/ Professional Publishing Group; 2005. p. 399-412.

Brendel RW. A negotiated treatment approach to care: assessment and negotiation. In: Stern TA, editor. The 10-minute guide to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. New York: Castle Connolly/ Professional Publishing Group; 2005. p. 9-15.

Brendel RW, Brendel DH. Professionalism and the doctor-patient relationship in psychiatry. In: Stern TA, editor. The 10-minute guide to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. New York: Castle Connolly/ Professional Publishing Group; 2005. p. 1-7.

Brendel RW, Cohen MA. Ethical issues, advance directives, and surrogate decision-making. In: Cohen MA, Gorman J, editors. Comprehensive textbook of AIDS psychiatry. New York: Oxford University Press; 2008. p. 577-84.

Brendel RW, Cohen MA. End-of-life issues. In: Cohen MA, Gorman J, editors. Comprehensive textbook of AIDS psychiatry. New York: Oxford University Press; 2008. p. 567-76.

Brendel RW, Perlis R, Stern TA. Suicide. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital comprehensive clinical psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/ Elsevier; 2008. p. 733-45.

Brendel RW, Epstein L, Cassem NH. Care at the end of life. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital comprehensive clinical psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/ Elsevier; 2008. p. 821-27.

Milosavljevic N, Brendel RW: Abuse and neglect. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital comprehensive clinical psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/ Elsevier; 2008. p. 1133-42.

Schouten R, Brendel RW, Edersheim JG: Malpractice and boundary violations. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital comprehensive clinical psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/ Elsevier; 2008. p. 1165-75.

Schouten R, Brendel RW: The role of psychiatrists in the criminal justice system. In: Stern TA, editor. Comprehensive clinical psychiatry. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital comprehensive clinical psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby/ Elsevier; 2008. p. 1155-64.

Brendel RW, Soulier MF: Legal issues, addiction, and gender. In: Brady L, Back S, Greenfield S, editors. Women and addiction: a comprehensive textbook. New York, NY: Guilford Press; 2009. p. 500-15.

Brendel RW, Wei M, Epstein LA, Cassem NH. Care at the end of life. In: Stern TA, Fricchione GL, Cassem NH, Jellinek MS, Rosenbaum JF, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of general hospital psychiatry, 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier; 2010. p. 555-64.

Brendel RW, Wei M, Lagomasino IT, Perlis RH, Stern TA: Care of the suicidal patient. In: Stern TA, Fricchione GL, Cassem NH, Jellinek MS, Rosenbaum JF, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of general hospital psychiatry, 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier; 2010. p. 541-54.

Schouten RA, Brendel RW. Legal aspects of consultation. In: Stern TA, Fricchione GL, Cassem NH, Jellinek MS, Rosenbaum JF, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of general hospital psychiatry, 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier; 2010. p. 639-50.

Weintraub Brendel R, Schouten R, Levenson JL: Legal issues. In: Levenson JL, ed. American psychiatric publishing textbook of psychosomatic medicine: psychiatric care of the medically ill, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing; 2011. p. 19-32.

Edersheim JG, Weintraub Brendel R, Price BH: Neuroimaging, diminished capacity, and mitigation. In: Simpson, JR, ed. Neuroimaging in forensic psychiatry: from the clinic to the courtroom, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell; 2012. p. 163-94.

Weintraub Brendel R, Green AS, Perlis RH, Stern TA: Suicide. In: Stern TA, Herman JB, Gorrindo T, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatry update & board preparation, 3rd ed. Boston, MA: MGH Psychiatry Academy Publishing; 2012. p. 427-430.

Milosavljevic N, Green A, Weintraub Brendel R: Abuse and neglect. In: Stern TA, Herman JB, Gorrindo T, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatry update & board preparation, 3rd ed. Boston, MA: MGH Psychiatry Academy Publishing; 2012. p. 543-545.

Book

Elder JSJ, Weintraub Brendel R, Rivera Ulwick, J, Dugan JG. Guardianship and Conservatorship in Massachusetts. New Providence, NJ: Matthew Bender (LexisNexis); 2012.

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