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Guidelines and resources for practice

The RANZCP produces guidance to help psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in their work. All RANZCP guidelines and other resources for practice are available from this page.

For any enquiries, including requests for archived documents, contact policy@ranzcp.org.

  • Clinical practice guidelines assist practitioners in making decisions about appropriate health-care for specific clinical circumstances.
  • Professional practice guidelines provide guidance for psychiatrists on key ethical and professional practice issues.
  • Position statements outline the RANZCP's stance on an issue.
  • Other resources offer guidance and support best practice. 

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The RANZCP has produced the following clinical practice guidelines: 

The RANZCP has recommended or endorsed the following guidelines:

 

These guidelines are endorsed by the RANZCP, whose Fellows contributed to their development.The RANZCP notes that the guidelines focus on sedation in emergency and other acute settings and acknowledges that there are necessarily variations in practice between those settings and the mental health environment, where it is common practice to offer oral or intramuscular PRN medication early in the event of escalating behavioural disturbance. However, the principles of care outlined in the guidelines are applicable in mental health settings.

In addition, the RANZCP notes that practitioners need to comply with relevant legislative requirements, including mental health legislation and medical treatment decision-making legislation.

The RANZCP recognises the importance of the guidelines to the improvement of safe sedation practices and anticipates developing a complementary guideline, specifically tailored to mental health settings.

More information:


Resources for your practice


RANZCP Code of ethics


All guidelines and resources by topic

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    Position statements

    Other resources

 

    Professional practice guidelines

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    Clinical practice guidelines

  • Panic disorder and agoraphobia (clinical practice guideline) Full [PDF; 166 KB] | Summary [PDF; 235 KB]

 

    Position statements

     Professional practice guidelines

 

    Clinical practice guidelines

    Position statements

 

    Position statements

    Other resources

See also Mental Health Guides for the Public

    Professional practice guidelines

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  • No current guidelines or position statements.

 

    Professional practice guidelines

    Position statements

      Ethical guidelines

Position statements

Professional Practice Guidelines 

 

    Position statements

    Position statements

    Position statements

 

Position statements

Professional practice guidelines

 

      Other resources

 

    Professional practice guidelines

    Position statements

 

    Position statements

 

    Clinical practice guidelines

    Position statements

 

    Professional practice guidelines

    Position statements

    Other resources

    Position statements

 

    Professional practice guidelines

    Position statements

    Position statements

  • No current guidelines or position statements.

 

    Position statements

 

    Clinical practice guidelines

    Clinical practice guidelines

 

    Professional practice guidelines

    Position statements

 

    Position statements

 

    Other resources

 

    Position statements

 

    Professional practice guidelines

    Position statements

    Other resources