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.
About the Author
- Written by leading experts from a wide range of professional backgrounds
- A highly topical issue in light of recent independent reports on professionalism both in the US and the UK
- Edited by Dinesh Bhugra, the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dinesh Bhugra is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
Amit Malik is Consultant Psychiatrist, Older People's Mental Health, Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust, UK.
'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
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
Weight (kg): 0.364