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by Dr Fergus Douds, Dr Jana de Villiers and Ms Jane Macer
Last updated: February 2017
This module is aimed at psychiatrists
with limited experience of working with people with intellectual
disabilities (PWID). The assessment and treatment of PWID who have
forensic issues can be a challenging task.
Various facets of the Criminal Justice System
impede PWID from participating fully and fairly. Psychiatrists need
to have knowledge of the problematic issues that can arise, for
example in relation to clinical, legal and ethical
The main aims of this module are to:
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