In mental health, as in other medical disciplines, the role of the professional is changing.
The availability of information, enhanced roles of other healthcare professionals and changes in training have altered the doctor-patient relationship and left professionals accountable to the needs of clients, politicians, policy makers and funding agencies.
This book seeks to redefine the professional role of the specialist mental health worker by bringing perspectives from leading experts from both developed and developing countries, and also from a wide range of professionals in the field of law, medical ethics, education and medical leadership.
Uniquely, it also looks at the views of patients and next-generation psychiatrists. It will be of interest to those involved in providing mental healthcare as well as those responsible for health policy initiatives and training.
'Bhugra and Malik have brought together an interesting group of essays on recent changes in professionalism in psychiatry, well worthy of the attention of anyone interested in the stresses and strains affecting mental health workers.' Journal of Mental Health
|List of Contributors||p. vi|
|Introduction: experts and expertise||p. 1|
|The virtues and vices of professionalism||p. 17|
|Professionalism: the US perspective||p. 32|
|Professionalism: the UK perspective||p. 48|
|Professionalism and resource-poor settings: redefining psychiatry in the context of global mental health||p. 62|
|Professionalism: Australian perspectives||p. 70|
|Can professionalism be taught? Lessons for undergraduate medical education||p. 82|
|Patient expectations from psychiatrists||p. 92|
|Teams and professionalism||p. 101|
|New professionalism||p. 115|
|Medical professionalism in the new century: accomplishments and challenges in the future for an American medical school||p. 127|
|Ethical foundations of professionalism||p. 140|
|Training in professionalism||p. 152|
|Expertise and medical professionalism||p. 163|
|Leadership and professionalism||p. 175|
|Professionalism and psychiatry: the way forward||p. 188|
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Series: Cambridge Medicine (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 28th October 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.364