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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 197-199

Add grace to psychiatric practice

Ex. HoD (Psychosocial Services) B.A.R.C. Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Shobha V Patkar
Pitruvandana, 11 - Kalanagar, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400 051
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.111465

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Background: The uniqueness of mindset of an individual makes psychiatric practice interesting, sensitive, and at times subjective. The practice in setup of an organization makes the situation more complex in view of administrative regulations, existing work culture, and issues like confidentiality, etc., Dilemmas are often faced while balancing loyalty between an organization and the patients, values of the therapist and the patient, and different dimension of justice coming from different cultural backgrounds of the patients and the treating doctors. A lot of mental work needs to be put in by the practitioner to consistently adhere to medical ethics and professional approach for taking key decisions despite of contradictory external forces from within and without. Aims: I thought of sharing my experiences especially in setup of an organization with my colleagues so that the decision-taking process becomes somewhat easy and balancing for them. Settings and Design: I have to try to interpret my clinical experiences gathered while working with my patients from the Department of Atomic Energy as well as from my private practice. Conclusion: The need of psycho education to self and others from time to time never ceases simply to make the practice more objective, justified, and graceful.



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