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Case study 26/10/2017

Reported abuse

Reported abuse

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Mrs X asked her GP to refer her eightyear-old daughter, Child F, to be assessed by a consultant psychiatrist in child and adolescent mental health. The GP referral letter stated that Child F had reported to her teacher that her father frequently touched her genitalia.

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Case report 14/09/2014

An unwanted pregnancy

An unwanted pregnancy

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At the clinic, Ms S was seen by Dr F where a full history was taken – Ms S mentioned she had had one miscarriage – before tests were carried out. A pregnancy test proved positive, but an ultrasound scan showed no evidence of a gestation sac. Ms S was treated with mifepristone orally, followed by misoprostol (inserted vaginally) several hours later.

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Factsheet 01/10/2013

HSC complaints procedure – Hospital setting

HSC complaints procedure – Hospital setting

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Complaints in health and social care: standards and guidelines for resolution and learning (2009) aims to provide a simple, consistent approach for staff who handle complaints, and for patients who raise complaints across all health and social care services.

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Case report 01/05/2011

A dosing disaster

A dosing disaster

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Mrs E, a 29-year-old solicitor, who was 35 weeks pregnant, was admitted to hospital for antihypertensive treatment as she had developed pre-eclampsia. She had a history of epilepsy, which was well controlled by treatment with phenytoin and phenobarbitone. She had been prescribed these medications since her teenage years and had decided to continue with them throughout her pregnancy after appropriate advice and counselling.

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Case report 01/09/2010

Too close to home

Too close to home

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Ms N, a 32-year-old psychiatric nurse specialist, had been off work for several weeks following an argument with another member of her team. She self-referred to see Dr B, a psychiatrist, with whom she worked closely within the same multidisciplinary team.

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Case report 01/05/2010

The patient with too many ills

The patient with too many ills

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Mr S was a 45-year-old man who was well-known to his GP. He was an anxious, frequent attendee, who needed to discuss different symptoms and worried about his general health. He had suffered from psychiatric disorders in the past and was a heavy smoker who found it difficult to give up.

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