Psychiatrys contract with society: Concepts, controversies, and consequences

Paperback | December 4, 2010

EditorDinesh Bhugra, Amit Malik, George Ikkos

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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 themost 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. Thereare 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.

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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 themost obscure disorder - not all of it accura...

Professor Dinesh Bhugra is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. He is also an Honorary Consultant at the Maudsley Hospital, where he runs the sexual and couple therapy clinic. Professor Bhugra's research interests are in cultural psychiatry, sexual dysfunction and ser...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:December 4, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Dinesh Bhugra: Introduction2. George Ikkos: Psychiatry, Professionalism and Society: a note on past and present3. Robin Downie: Professions, Related Occupations, and Ethics4. Lord Adebowale: What is Expected of Doctors?5. Paul Freddolino and Martin Knapp: Economics and Society: efficiency, equity and choice6. Dinesh Bhugra, Susham Gupta, Genevieve Smyth, Martin Webber: Stakeholders' Expectations of Psychiatric Professionalism7. Greg Lydall and Amit Malik: Training and Professionalism8. Daniel McQueen, George Ikkos, Paul St John- Smith, Philip Kemp, Povl Munk-Jorgensen, and Albert Michael: What do Clinical Psychiatrists Expect?9. Richard Cruess and Sylvia Cruess: Teaching Professionalism10. Sylvia Cruess and Richard Cruess: Medicine's Social Contract with Society: Its nature, evolution and present state11. Paul Lelliott: The Role of Psychiatrists and their Professional Associations in the Regulation and Performance Management of Mental Health Services12. Carole Kaplan: Professionalism, Regulation, Scrutiny and Litigation13. Hugh Griffiths: Psychiatry's Contract with Society: a personal perspective from England14. Laurence Mynors-Wallis: Revalidation and Professionalism15. Naaz Coker: Professionalism and Medicine: a managerial perspective16. Edwin Borman: Changing Professionalism17. Garry Walter and Michael Robertson: Psychiatric Ethics and the 'New Professionalism'18. Dinesh Bhugra and Amit Malik: Psychiatry's Contract: where next?