A psychiatric vade-mecum



A psychiatric vade-mecum

by Basant K. Puri and Heather McKee

Arnold , Oxford University Press, 1998

  • : pbk

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Includes index



A guide to the day-to-day practice of psychiatry for trainees and residents. In a handy pocket format, this will be a constant companion both for those entering psychiatry, and for medical trainees on a rotation in a psychiatry unit. As well as diagnostic and treatment guidelines, real-life issues are addressed, including lines of responsibility, working with violent patients, medico-legal problems and dealing with complex situations such as suicide.


Section I Admission and Assessment Good medical practice Professional relationships with patients The role of the junior doctor The role of the Responsible Medical Officer (RMO) Consent to treatment and investigation Admitting psychiatric patients Psychiatric history taking The Mental State Examination Physical examination Investigations Use of rating scales Descriptive psychopathology Classification systems - ICD-10 and DSM-IV The psychiatric ward round and the multi-disciplinary team Keeping ward case notes Section II Treatment Psychotherapies Psychotropic medication Electroconvulsive Therapy Talking to relatives - issues of confidentiality Relationships with other hospital departments Out-patient clinics Section III Discharge Discharge, planning and community care Letters to general practitioners and other professionals Section IV Common Medical and Psychiatric Emergencies and Procedures Emergencies Practical procedures Infections Section V Management Issues Bed managers and Extra-contractual referrals NHS management and relationship with clinicians Section VI Looking After Yourself Your career Your tutor supervisor Asking for advice Emotional support and dealing with stress Serious professional misconduct Section VII Medico Legal Aspects of psychiatry Keeping records of psychiatric care Procedure after a death suspected as a suicide Coroner's Court Dealing with the Press Competency C

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