Open Module - My 'Fatal Mistake'. Guilt, blame and the role of the clinician in a patient suicide
Dr Rachel Gibbons, Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Therapy Director of Priory Group
Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 5.15pm to 6.15pm
Hosted by Dr Reena Vohora
Suicide is something that is at the back of our minds in a lot of our work with patients. Given its importance and the fear that it generates, it is surprising that there is very little known about it’s nature or aetiology.
This talk aims to confront the ‘Truth’ about suicide. It will look at the psychoanalytic understanding of suicidal states of mind and test this by looking at real cases. What leads someone to take their own life? Can it be prevented? The profound effect the suicide of a patient has on the clinician working with them will be discussed. Knowledge gained about how to process and work with this trauma will be shared.
This event is open to all health care professionals.
Places are limited. If you would like to attend, please contact Angela Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. If you have booked a place and are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, please could you let us know as we are operating a reserve list.