- Presents an important and critical appraisal of the status of psychiatry now, and its relationship with society
- Looks to the future, and speculates on the ever changing relationship between patient and professional, in the light of the internet
- Presents the work of an international group of leading specialists, who explore a range of key issues for psychiatrists and their discipline
The development of the internet has brought about a seachange in the traditional doctor-patient relationship. No longer is the patient entirely at the mercy of their doctor to tell them about their problems. Via the internet they can now access vast repositories of information, about even the most obscure disorder - not all of it accurate, not all of it safe. This has changed society's attitudes to medicine generally, and certainly affected the way it views the field of psychiatry. The situation has hardly been helped by a series of well publicised scandals over the past 25 years. There are also issues regarding changing social attitudes to psychiatry, and the stigma of mental illness.
This book presents a timely appraisal of the status of psychiatry and its relationship with society in the second decade of this century. It brings together an international team of specialists who review critical issues such as training, professionalism, regulation, ethics, and economics. Together, it constitutes a far-reaching document that considers the status of psychiatry now, and how it should develop in the coming years.
A publication of great significance, this book will be of interest to all practising psychiatrists and mental health professionals, as well as policy makers, and those involved in patient groups.
Readership: Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, policy makers in public and mental health, and patient groups.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Dinesh Bhugra: Introduction
2: George Ikkos: Psychiatry, Professionalism and Society: a note on past and present
3: Robin Downie: Professions, Related Occupations, and Ethics
4: Lord Adebowale: What is Expected of Doctors?
5: Paul Freddolino and Martin Knapp: Economics and Society: efficiency, equity and choice
6: Dinesh Bhugra, Susham Gupta, Genevieve Smyth, Martin Webber: Stakeholders' Expectations of Psychiatric Professionalism
7: Greg Lydall and Amit Malik: Training and Professionalism
8: Daniel McQueen, George Ikkos, Paul St John- Smith, Philip Kemp, Povl Munk-Jørgensen, and Albert Michael: What do Clinical Psychiatrists Expect?
9: Richard Cruess and Sylvia Cruess: Teaching Professionalism
10: Sylvia Cruess and Richard Cruess: Medicine's Social Contract with Society: Its nature, evolution and present state
11: Paul Lelliott: The Role of Psychiatrists and their Professional Associations in the Regulation and Performance Management of Mental Health Services
12: Carole Kaplan: Professionalism, Regulation, Scrutiny and Litigation
13: Hugh Griffiths: Psychiatry's Contract with Society: a personal perspective from England
14: Laurence Mynors-Wallis: Revalidation and Professionalism
15: Naaz Coker: Professionalism and Medicine: a managerial perspective
16: Edwin Borman: Changing Professionalism
17: Garry Walter and Michael Robertson: Psychiatric Ethics and the 'New Professionalism'
18: Dinesh Bhugra and Amit Malik: Psychiatry's Contract: where next?
Edited by Dinesh Bhugra, Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, Amit Malik, Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust, UK, and George Ikkos, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK
Lord Adebowale, The House of Lords, London, UK
Professor Dinesh Bhugra, Institute of Psychiatry London, UK
Dr Edwin Borman, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick, UK
Dr Naaz Coker, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, St George's Hospital, London, UK
Professor Richard Cruess, Centre for Medical Education, McGill University, Canada
Dr Sylvia Cruess, Centre for Medical Education, McGill University, Canada
Professor Robin Downie, Department of Philosophy, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Professor Paul Freddolino, School of Social Work, Michigan State University, USA
Dr Hugh Griffiths, Department of Health, London, UK
Professor George Ikkos, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK
Dr Carole Kaplan, Children & Young People's Services, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust, UK
Dr Philip Kemp, Department of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK
Professor Martin Knapp, Centre for the Economics of Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Dr Paul Lelliott, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK
Dr Amit Malik, Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust, Hampshire, UK
Dr Daniel McQueen, The Cassel Hospital, London, UK
Dr Albert Michael, Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Suffolk, UK
Professor Povl Munk-Jorgnesen, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Unit for Psychiatric Research, Aalborg, Denmark
Professor Michael Robertson, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney , Sydney, Australia
Paul St John-Smith; Community Psychiatry and Assertive Outreach, Cranborne, Hertfordshire, UK
Professor Garry Walter, Discipline of Psychiatry, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia