Reference: Millis, D. H. PSY/JD: An Advisory System for Legal Aspects of Decision Making in the Psychiatric Emergency Room. Washington D. C., 1990.
Abstract: The application of legal knowledge to clinical decision making receives little attention in the traditional medical-school curriculum. Physicians-in-training often feel unprepared to handle clinical situations that involve contact with the judicial system. PSY/JD is a prototype rule-based expert system for advising psychiatrists on the legal aspects of emergency-room admissions, discharges, and referrals. The difficulties encountered in designing a rule-based representation for knowledge at the interface between law and psychiatry present opportunities for exploring case-based representations and other techniques which may facilitate the incorporation of commonsense knowledge into computer-based reasoning systems.