Psychiatric Emergencies in Family Practice: How to Deal with Patients Posing an Imminent Threat to Themselves or Others?

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Keywords: compulsory medication treatment danger to others danger to self family practice involuntary hospitalisation

BackgroundTaking care of patients posing an imminent threat to themselves or others is not a routine task for most family physicians. There is widespread uncertainty on practically dealing with mental instability and deciding whether an involuntary admiss


(State: 08.06.2022)

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  • Psychiatric Emergencies in Family Practice: How to Deal with Patients Posing an Imminent Threat to Themselves or Others?