Click to order Dr. Bursztajn's classic text Medical
Choices, Medical Chances: How Patients, Families, and
Physicians Can Cope With Uncertainty
Click to order Divided
Staffs, Divided Selves by Stanley Joel Reiser,
Harold J. Bursztajn, Paul S. Appelbaum, and Thomas G.
Gutheil. Ethical decision making in the context of conflicting
values takes on a fresh immediacy when the self itself
is in conflict.
State Justice Institute (SJI) National Benchbook Project on
Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence & Testimony. An
excellent introduction to the post-Daubert influenced increase in
judicial gatekeeping and discretion regarding expert testimony. Expert
panel includes Dr. Bursztajn. To order call the American Bar Association:
Click to Order "Medical-Legal Issues and Psychiatric Consultation" by
Deaton R, Colenda CC, Bursztajn, HJ., in the text, Psychiatric
Care of the Medical Patient (Oxford University Press,
Click to Order Clinical
Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law, 3rd Edition by
Paul S. Appelbaum, MD and Thomas G. Gutheil, MD. (Lippincott,
Wilkens & Wilkens, 2000) The Rosetta Stone of psychiatry
and the law, revised and updated.
Click to Order Follow
the Yellow Brick Road - A Harvard Psychologist's Guide
to Becoming a Superstar by Dr. Bursztajn's
friend and colleague M.S. White, PhD, JD. (Work Intelligence,
Click to order Smart
Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions by
Hammond JS, Keeney RL, and Raiffa H. (Harvard Business
School Press: 1999) Decision making.
Click to order Leading
Change by John Kotter. (Harvard Business School
Press: 1998) Organizational.
Click to order Mental
Hospital by Alfred H. Stanton & Morris S. Schwartz.
(Basic Books, New York: 1954) A must for understanding inpatient
psychiatric staff errors.
Psychological Effects of Concentration Camps on Holocaust
Survivors by Robert Krell & Marc I. Sherman.
Remarkable for its scope and ongoing relevance to understanding
extreme trauma and subsequent healing and growth throughout
the life cycle.
Click to order Medical
and Psychological Effects of Concentration Camps on Holocaust
Click to order American
Legal Injustice: Behind the Scenes with an Expert Witness by
Emanuel Tanay. Whether or not you always agree with his
perspective, you can admire Dr. Emanuel Tanay’s work.
He continues a tradition which stretches as far back
as from Socrates and the Biblical prophets to Emile Zola
and Thurgood Marshall. Dr. Tanay’s voice of painful yet
reflected-upon experience decries injustice in the midst
of the pursuit of justice.
Difference and Pathology: Stereotypes of Sexuality, Race
and Madness by Sander L. Gilman. (Cornell University
Press, Ithaca: 1985) Prejudice revisited.
Click to order Difference
Patient Expectations by Susan Keane Baker.
(Jossey Bass, 1998) Important for managed care.
Click to order Managing
Click to order The
Psychiatrist in the Courtroom: Selected Papers of Bernard
L. Diamond, M.d. by Bernard L. Diamond, Jacques
M. Quen (Editor) (Analytic Press, NJ 1994) A good place
to start on issues related to consultation related to
public safety & criminal conduct.
Click to order Robert Simon's Bad
Men Do What Good Men Dream (American Psychiatric
Press, 1996, Washington, D.C.) An interesting perspective.
Click to order Tom Gutheil's The
Psychiatrist as Expert Witness (APA 1998).
An interesting guide as to what an expert witness' role
is in providing an objective and informed perspective
in the courtroom.
Testifying in Court :
Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness by
Stanley L. Brodsky. A useful antidote for preventing
the harassment of experts by attorneys who, when the
facts fail them, resort to ad hominem attacks. I expect
all those interested in promoting honesty and objectivity
in the courtroom will use this as a text.
Click to order Testifying
in Court: Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness
Click to order Genetics
of Mental Disorders: A Guide for Students, Clinician,
and Researchers by Stephen V. Faraone, Ming
T. Tsuang, and Debbie W. Tsuang. (The Guilford Press,
1999). A wonderful introduction to the future of psychiatric
genetics research and practice.
Click to order The
Hidden Prejudice: Mental Disability on Trial by
Michael L. Perlin. Details the roots of sanism and pretextuality
and how these two phenomena have distorted and corrupted
mental disability law.
Click to order Does
Psychoanalysis Work? by Robert M. Galatzer-Levy,
MD, Henry Bachrach, PH.D., Alan Skolnikoff, MD, Sherwood
Waldon Jr., MD. A highly intelligent, balanced view of
research into the outcome of analytic treatment.
Click to order Who
Killed King Tut?: Using Modern Forensics to Solve a 3300-Year-Old
Mystery by Michael R. King, Gregory M. Cooper
and Don DeNevi with a preface by Dr. Bursztajn.
Click to order Mind,
Modernity, Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience by
Liah Greenfeld. Read a short review of
the book by Dr. Bursztajn.
Click to order Inevitable
Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds. In Inevitable
Illusions, distinguished cognitive researcher Massimo
Piattelli-Palmarini takes his readers on a provocative, challenging,
and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the games our
minds play. He opens the doors onto the newly chartered realm
of the cognitive unconscious to reveal the full range of
illusions, showing how they inhibit our ability to reason,
no matter what our educational background or IQ.
Program for Young Negotiators designed
to build negotiation skills in both teachers and students. The book, Young
Negotiators, teachers edition By Jared R. Curhan is a wonderful
guide to negotiating conflict resolution in the best interest of
a just, non-violent community. (Houghton-Mifflin, 1998, Boston, MA).
dedicated to the exploration of ethical issues related to the development,
promotion, sales, prescription, and use of pharmaceuticals.
Neuropsychiatry Dr. Maurice Preter combining Psychiatry and Neurology.
Gift from Within is
an International private non-profit organization for survivors dedicated
to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Bursztajn joins The Boston College Honors Program on April 21, 2004
honoring Sigmund Freud on his only visit in 1909 to America and to New
England delivering five lectures on Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Bursztajn has an active patient care practice and consults to physicians,
institutions, judges, and plaintiff and defense counsel nationally.