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Why do people choose psychiatry as a career? Why do others avoid it? Professor Anthony David explores these questions using writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks’ life story. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor David following his keynote lecture at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress 2017 on The strange case of Dr Oliver Sacks. More...
7/21/2017 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Professional
Dr Amy Iversen talks on the topical subject of mentoring, highlighting the value it can bring to both mentee and mentor. Speaking from personal experience, she advises on the issues to bear in mind when setting up a mentoring programme; highlights qualities which make for a good mentor; and describes typical problems to occur. Discussing evidence to support mentoring she also emphasises the need for further research if we are to take mentoring forward in medicine. More...
3/23/2009 | Download
Professor Graham Thornicroft discusses the issue of stigma, looking at the current research and asking what can be done at local and national levels as well as by psychiatrists themselves to combat the stigmatisation of people with mental illness. More...
7/5/2007 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 45 minutes | Credits: 0.75 | CPD Domains: Clinical,Professional
Professor Matthew Hotopf discusses how to minimise bias in case-control studies and looks at solutions to the problems of recruiting, how many subjects to use and why it is important to report recruitment methods. More...
5/18/2007 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: .5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
Vanessa Pinfold discusses the importance of sharing service user information with carers, giving pointers on how to do this without breaking patient confidentiality. She emphasises the importance of professional judgement in decisions over what information to share or withhold and suggests strategies for improving current practices. More...
2/26/2007 | Download
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