James talks to Dr Julian Nasti about a basic approach to a patient presenting with a psychiatric problem and covers certain key considerations for safe medical practice.
Interviewee: Julian Nasti
Julian Nasti is an Advanced Trainee in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry currently based at Canterbury Hospital where the main focus of his clinical work is perinatal mental health.
With Dr Julian Nasti, Psychiatry Advanced Trainee, Canterbury Hospital.
Patients commonly present with psychiatric problems and they can be confronting for junior doctors to manage. Developing an approach to a patient with a psychiatric presentation that covers certain key considerations is important for safe medical practice.
You are a junior doctor working in a Mental Health Unit. A 35-year-old male is brought in by police from the Magistrate’s Court where he has been reviewed and deemed unfit for his court hearing. He is thought to be agitated and thought disordered.
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