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Mental health staff are anxious after murder of psychiatrist

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1056
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    Police say mental health professionals in Australia are frightened of being attacked, after the murder of a leading mental health service administrator. At least one meeting of mental health staff has recently been held under armed guard.

    Detectives have widened their inquiries around the country and even overseas after the stalking and shooting four times in the back of Dr Margaret Tobin, aged 50, at her offices in Adelaide on 15 October.

    Dr Tobin, the director of the South Australian mental health services, was …

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