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Safety in Psychiatry - The Mind's Eye

Safety in Psychiatry - The Mind's Eye

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    • Date Published: February 2018
    • availability: Available
    • format: DVD video
    • isbn: 9781904671589

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    • Consists of: a 22 minute film on DVD, 20 copies of an information booklet and a set of tutor notes. The film shows everyday examples of threatening incidents which doctors can readily identify with. The high-quality production techniques combined with atmospheric location work and use of real stories give the film an immediacy that ensures high observer involvement. Improving safety awareness is more about how people think about situations than about memorising information. Focused small-group discussion triggered by carefully selected and memorable case examples is therefore likely to be the most effective way of developing safety awareness, especially when this is reinforced by a systematic approach to safe practice as laid out in the accompanying booklet. Although best used in combination with tutor-led small-group discussion, the film and the accompanying booklet are self-contained, and can also be used as resource material in a library or self-learning room. It is suitable for anyone involved with training or tutoring trainee psychiatrists, plus those looking to refresh awareness of qualified professionals already undertaking clinical practice.

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      Product details

      • Date Published: February 2018
      • format: DVD video
      • isbn: 9781904671589
      • dimensions: 245 x 155 x 63 mm
      • weight: 1.11kg
      • availability: Available
    • Table of Contents

      Summary of the film
      Introduction. States the aim of the film: to make clinicians aware of the issues. Encourages them to report violent incidents and stresses that it is not a sign of weakness to do so. Observes that whilst being a victim of violent incidents may be an occupational hazard for psychiatrists, they should learn to predict the signs of impending violence and this ought to become second nature. Contains the definition of a 'violent incident'
      Case Examples. There are three real-life case examples. Each follows the format whereby actors play out the situation, then both the psychiatrist involved and the narrator comment on how it was handled and give some advice on how this could have been improved. Many practical tips for use in everyday practice are given throughout these scenes
      Example 1. A male psychiatrist is called to assess a distressed female patient in A&E who is demanding to be admitted to hospital. There are no medical notes about her available and her body language and verbal tone become increasingly aggressive during the interview. This example examines the issues of whether or not a case history is known, the pros and cons of using an isolated interview room and the security issues associated with interview rooms
      Example 2. A female psychiatrist has to interview a male adolescent patient in a community-based clinic. Although his mother is present, he kicks out and shows violence towards items in the room. This example discusses issues of personal safety when carrying out interviews in locations away from the hospital
      such as home visits and community centres
      Example 3. A male psychiatrist has heard rumours that one of his female patients is 'out to get him'. He has received threatening letters and nuisance calls from her. She manages to follow him in the hospital grounds and then confronts him in his office. This example considers issues relating to the privacy of doctors' personal information, such as home address or telephone number and the safety of family members. It touches on how to deal with stalking and discusses the importance of security measures in hospital buildings
      Information Booklet. This backs up much of what is said in the film, including some extra useful suggestions. The advice is all written in a systematic way
      Safety legislation
      Trust's safety induction
      Personal precautions
      Buildings and site
      Safety policies and procedures
      Safety during interviews
      Procedure to be followed after a violent incident
      Important learning points
      References and recommended reading
      Tutor notes. These give extra guidance for tutors, recommending that the film be used as part of a training session lasting between 1 and 1½ hours. It contains suggested discussion points relating to each of the three case examples and cross-references to the relevant pages in the information booklet.

    • Corporation

      The Royal College of Psychiatrists

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