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Dr Cipriano's Cell

Dr Cipriano's Cell Dr Cipriano's Cell CJP Lee Chipmunka Publishing , London 2010 , 158 pages, £5 (e‐book) ISBN 978‐1‐84991‐127‐6 Dr Jason Lee's novel revolves around the character of Dr Cipriano, a psychiatric registrar on a UK adult inpatient ward who is – as are a remarkable number of psychiatrists represented in fiction – lonely, socially isolated and frustrated with his job, alongside suffering an array of personal issues, which begin to impact upon his own mental health. Part black comedy and part mystery novel, Lee's novel provides a comment upon psychiatric clinician's own mental health and the difficulties that can arise for practitioners when they suffer from mental illnesses. In this example – which also demonstrates Cipriano's desire to hide his symptoms – the personal experience of hearing voices forces a re‐evaluation of Cipriano's clinical perspective on the phenomenon: He hadn't yet spoken to anyone about the voices he'd been hearing, not wanting others to condemn him, or to alarm them. For those that believe no explanation is needed, for those that don't believe no explanation will suffice. Dr Cipriano was unclear where they were coming from or what they could mean. When his patients heard voices he never really http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing
ISSN
1351-0126
eISSN
1365-2850
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01595.x
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Abstract

Dr Cipriano's Cell CJP Lee Chipmunka Publishing , London 2010 , 158 pages, £5 (e‐book) ISBN 978‐1‐84991‐127‐6 Dr Jason Lee's novel revolves around the character of Dr Cipriano, a psychiatric registrar on a UK adult inpatient ward who is – as are a remarkable number of psychiatrists represented in fiction – lonely, socially isolated and frustrated with his job, alongside suffering an array of personal issues, which begin to impact upon his own mental health. Part black comedy and part mystery novel, Lee's novel provides a comment upon psychiatric clinician's own mental health and the difficulties that can arise for practitioners when they suffer from mental illnesses. In this example – which also demonstrates Cipriano's desire to hide his symptoms – the personal experience of hearing voices forces a re‐evaluation of Cipriano's clinical perspective on the phenomenon: He hadn't yet spoken to anyone about the voices he'd been hearing, not wanting others to condemn him, or to alarm them. For those that believe no explanation is needed, for those that don't believe no explanation will suffice. Dr Cipriano was unclear where they were coming from or what they could mean. When his patients heard voices he never really

Journal

Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health NursingWiley

Published: Nov 1, 2010

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