Consists of: a 22 minute film on DVD, 20 copies of an information booklet and a set of tutor notes.
The film shows everyday examples of threatening incidents which doctors can readily identify with.
The high-quality production techniques combined with atmospheric location work and use of real stories give the film an immediacy that ensures high observer involvement.
Improving safety awareness is more about how people think about situations than about memorising information.
Focused small-group discussion triggered by carefully selected and memorable case examples is therefore likely to be the most effective way of developing safety awareness, especially when this is reinforced by a systematic approach to safe practice as laid out in the accompanying booklet.
Although best used in combination with tutor-led small-group discussion, the film and the accompanying booklet are self-contained, and can also be used as resource material in a library or self-learning room.
It is suitable for anyone involved with training or tutoring trainee psychiatrists, plus those looking to refresh awareness of qualified professionals already undertaking clinical practice.