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Beginning Psychiatry

  • Geoff Adams (a1) and Marilyn A. Cook (a2)
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Most people come into psychiatry from behind the white coat of more technologically orientated medicine. In psychiatry, with its slower pace and greater intimacy, it is seen as more important to consider the patients' feelings and there is time to do so. But here one's role is less clearly defined and assumptions carried over about the relation of the junior doctor to other staff may be inappropriate.

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