Psychiatric emergencies

Punit S. Ramrakha, Kevin P. Moore and Amir Sam

in Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Punit S. Ramrakha and Kevin P. Moore

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199230921
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598793 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Psychiatric emergencies

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Acute confusion: assessment - Acute confusion: management - Acute alcohol withdrawal - Dealing with violent patients - Deliberate self-harm - The Mental Health Act and common law - Treating patients against their will - The law on consent and capacity - Patients who do not wish to stay in hospital - Detaining a patient in an emergency - Mentally ill patients in hospital

Chapter.  4691 words. 

Subjects: Acute Medicine

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