Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:


  • evaluate when views expressed by a patient are within the realms of the eccentric, extremist or psychopathological,


  • develop greater sensitivity to patients', colleagues' and one's own cultural background and the vulnerabilities and biases that these may bring,


  • address the consequences of political strategies intersecting with mental healthcare,


  • seek appropriate advice and make good use of case-by-case safeguarding processes in a manner that guards against harms, including the potential for perpetuating stigma.



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