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Welcome to the April
2014 CPD Online eNewsletter
Twitter – Dr Suhaib Bin Bilal Hafi
asks for comments regarding the news story on the Mental Welfare
Commission for Scotland which found that a woman took her own life
after her benefits were docked by 30%.
For his 9th and current topic, Dr Suhaib Bin
Bilal Hafi asks whether it is justified that an NHS Trust is
planning to lock up mental health patients at night to save
cheese sandwich is better than nothing, and nothing is better than
Stuart Leask, CPD Online
One of the great advantages of being a
psychiatric professional is having the value of understanding why
we believe what we believe, and do what we do. This objectivity
about ourselves gives us freedom, in what can seem an otherwise
very restricted and regulated world, to reflect upon the
challenges, conundrums and contradictions that face us from that
important perspective that many of these difficulties are not new,
and that easy solutions to them simply do not exist. For example,
the ‘evidence base’ often reassures us that partial solutions are
often the best that can be hoped for, and the history of our
speciality reassures us that, despite how things might feel day to
day, things are for the most part much better understood and dealt
with today than they were in the past.
The CPD Online module
Gender, madness and society in 20th century Britain
usefully reminds us of how and why things have changed in the UK,
largely for the better. The module
Organisation theory: conceptual frameworks in a changing
context gives food for thought about where we are, as
clinicians, in a healthcare system dominated by managers. The
greater understanding that modules like these give us should allow
us to think and function more effectively in our increasingly
complex and conflicted roles as senior clinicians. And, of course,
we can enjoy the new module
Going into private or medico-legal
practice, if not simply to remind us that
there are always new challenges we can add to the clinical ones we
face every day.
psychosis: challenges in research and
Dr Fiona Gaughran, the lead consultant in the
UK’s National Psychosis Service, discusses refractory psychosis
with Dr Ali Ajaz. Understand what it is and the challenges related
to research in this field.
Complementary alternative medicines for ADHD
Transferring care between age-specific
Managing the adverse effects of clozapine
Social media and mental health
View the most popular modules and podcasts over the past
from Advances in Psychiatric
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With best wishes,
The CPD Online Team