Psychiatric treatment in prisons

Although the majority of my work is now in the medicolegal field, I maintain a treatment role as a visiting psychiatrist to a large prison in country Victoria. The model of care for prisoners with mental illness is currently under review as part of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (https://rcvmhs.vic.gov.au). Along with […]

What is a ‘psychiatric injury’?

Understanding psychiatric injury ‘Psychiatric injury’ refers to a mental condition for which the sufferer claims compensation at law. Commonly, such injuries are claimed to have arisen as a result of factors in the workplace or as a result of a road traffic accident. Precise definitions of what constitutes an ‘injury’ and thresholds for eligibility for […]