Dr Nokukhanya Magubane
English, Zulu, isixhosa , Sesotho
Qualifications:MBCHB, DCH , FCPsych
Languages : English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, SeSotho
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. It was during this period that I was exposed to the need for mental health specialised services. I am a founding member of an NGO called Christians against child abuse . We visit preschools and primary schools, educating them about child sexual abuse.
Newcastle and the whole of northern natal had only one non- South African specialist. In 1999, I went back to KEH where I joined the department of paediatrics (I had always thought I would specialise in paediatrics) . I obtained a diploma in child health in 1999 from the college of Paediatricians South Africa. In 2000, I went back to private practice for social reasons. In 2004, after much consideration I accepted a post to train as a psychiatrist at Nelson Mandela school of medicine. I obtained FCPsych in 2008 from the college of psychiatrist.
My areas of interest
Depressive disorders in females and other mood disorders Addiction psychiatry Anxiety disorders Preventative care (I give talks to employers and employees - signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions. How to prevent employee burnout and how to support employees who are already diagnosed.) Educating the nation via media School mental health - educating the educators and learners I offer the following services 1.consultation and prescribing medication where necessary
I believe in a multidisciplinary approach towards mental where I work
closely with psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists.
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