In relation to psychiatric injury and the imposition of a duty of care on the emergency services, it is well to bear in mind that there may be policy reasons for restricting the scope of the duty of care.
Students need to be familiar with:
psychiatric injury/nervous shock
- the criteria for recovery:
- the restrictions on recovery;
- the possible extensions of persons owed a duty of care;
- duty owed to police, fire and ambulance services;
- limitations on the duty.
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