This book examines medical professionalism, dissecting the concept into various components while providing both an evidence-based and personal approach. In recent years professionalism has come under intense scrutiny and stimulated wide-ranging and far-reaching debate. The big issues include teaching and learning professionalism, the assessment of professional behaviour at all levels of practice and the problem of what should happen when professionals are deemed to be acting 'unprofessionally'. Professionalism also encompasses self-care, lifelong learning, teamwork and interaction within a culturally diverse society. This book comprehensively examines all these aspects, to provide a thorough overview of this important and evolving field. It has significant implications for doctors' education and continuing professional development, and is vital reading for medical educators and everyone concerned with the future of the medical profession.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchased with Kelowna General Hospital Foundation funds
General principles of the interview -- General principles of psychodynamics -- The obsessive-compulsive patient -- The histrionic patient -- The narcissistic patient -- The masochistic patient -- The depressed patient -- The anxiety disorder patient -- The borderline patient -- The traumatized patient / Alessandra Scalmati -- The dissociative identity disorder patient / Brad Foote -- The antisocial patient -- The paranoid patient -- The psychotic patient -- The psychosomatic patient / John W. Barnhill -- The cognitively impaired patient / John W. Barnhill -- The emergency patient -- The hospitalized patient / John W. Barnhill -- The patient of different background -- Note taking and the psychiatric interview -- Telephones, e-mail, and the psychiatric interview.
Diagnosis -- History -- Mental state examination and psychopathology -- Cognitive state examination and organic disease -- Office-based psychiatric assessment -- Understanding and managing relationships with patients -- Difficulties relating to psychosis -- Unpopular patients -- Values and beliefs -- Culture -- Who should i be? -- Interviewing with other team members -- Interviewing families and other informants -- In the community -- Fragmented interviewing and assessment -- 'Impossible' assessments -- Neurodevelopmental assessment -- Personality -- Risk and safety -- Record keeping and reports.