At Dr Nokukhanya Debra Magubane (Khanyo), we are devoted to diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental disorders.
These include various maladaptation related to mood, behaviour, cognition, and perceptions. Mental disorders are often diagnosed under clinical concepts listed in diagnostic manuals.
I started my journey in 1992. I did my medical internship at King Edward Hospital in Durban. In 1993 I started working as a general practitioner in Newcastle as the first female medical doctor in the area.
Caring for patients in the inpatient setting is complex and often requires consultation from specialists.
Psychiatric assessment of a person typically begins with a case history and mental status examination.
We are the mental health professionals and we can prescribe medication; however, we may not provide therapy.
In general, there are two major types of hospital admissions, emergent and elective. Emergent usually happens when a patient seen in the emergency department is subsequently admitted to the hospital. Elective hospital admissions occur when a doctor requests a bed be reserved for a patient on a specific day.