Issues in assessment, interpretation and reporting in complex medico-legal cases

A. Shores

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This presentation will use examples from the author’s medico-legal practice to demonstrate methods of assessment, interpretation and reporting in cases which provide challenges over and above those typically presenting in the medico-legal arena. Cases involving the following issues will be presented: clear clinical evidence of brain damage yet no apparent cognitive impairment on testing; apparent evidence of cognitive impairment yet no clinical evidence of brain impairment; TBI diagnosed as mild when major injury exists; malingering even though significant brain damage exists; and issues arising when competency of an opposing assessor is in doubt. The issue of boundaries in the use of neuroimaging as a complement to neuropsychological assessment in medico-legal cases will also be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-230
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAnnual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (12th : 2006) - Manly, NSW
Duration: 23 Nov 200625 Nov 2006


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