The Sydney Morning Herald
Psychiatrist banned from treating patients
By Kim Arlington and Bellinda Kontominas
August 28, 2010
”JULIA” is detained indefinitely in a hospital psychiatric unit after stabbing her father and teenaged sister to death while in the grip of psychosis in 2007.
Her psychiatrist, Yolande Lucire, was yesterday banned from treating any more patients after the NSW Medical Tribunal found there were serious shortcomings in the way she managed the 25-year-old’s illness.
Under conditions imposed by the Medical Board to protect the public, Dr Lucire has not been permitted to treat patients since December 2008. Yesterday the tribunal made orders prohibiting her treating, managing or advising patients and restricting her practice to providing medico-legal reports.
The Health Care Complaints Commission alleged several failings in her treatment of the patient, who cannot be named for legal reasons. The Herald has given her the pseudonym Julia…