What makes a good psychiatrist?


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Mark Salter outlines the qualities needed in a doctor to be a good psychiatrist. He emphasises the complexities of the job, and the importance of understanding ‘human nature’ and philosophical concepts. 

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This lecture was part of an event called ‘Psychiatry as a career: everything you need to know but were afraid to ask’ at The Royal Society of Medicine in London. 

Date of lecture: 11th November 2014

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Length: 00:15:18


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