Probity in professional practice: Part 2

By Dr Ashok G Patel and Dr Haider Malik


Last updated: July 2018


In the first module of this two-part series, Probity in professional practice: Part 1, we explored how harm can be prevented in the relationships between psychiatrists with patients, their carers and families by following the rules of probity and good conduct.


In this second module, we look at: 


  • probity in the relationships between psychiatrists, the pharmaceutical industry and other commercial organisations


  • seeking funds for meetings, publications, research, prizes, travelling fellowships and public education activities


  • research undertaken on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists


  • good practice when working with colleagues


  • self-declaration of probity and health by doctors 


  • guidelines on self-prescribing and declaration of illness


  • guidelines on prescribing for friends and family.



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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:


Probity in professional practice: Part 1 by Dr Ashok Patel and Dr Haider Malik


Boundary violations and sexual exploitation: recognition, avoidance and management by Dr Neil Margerison and Professor Susan Bewley


Problem psychiatrists: Part 1 – introduction to dealing with poor performance by Dr Neil Margerison


Avoiding clinical bias in psychiatry by Prasanna N. de Silva


Abuse of the Doctor-Patient Relationship (book from RCPsych Publications)


BJPsych Advances: related articles for CPD Online



Related Advances articles


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