Q&A: Antipsychotics in aged care — a psychiatrist suggests the real-world alternatives

Although managing patients in aged care is 'hard', admits psychiatrist Associate Professor Stephen Macfarlane

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report describes Australia’s aged care system as “cruel and harmful”, saying too many doctors are using psychotropic medications as chemical restraints.

Psychiatrist Associate Professor Stephen Macfarlane.

There has been heated debate in the Australian Doctor comments section, with geriatric psychiatrist Associate Professor Stephen Macfarlane

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