Psychiatry in Practice: Education, Experience, and Expertise

Psychiatry in Practice: Education, Experience, and Expertise

By: Dinesh Bhugra (editor), Andrea Fiorillo (editor), Umberto Volpe (editor)Paperback

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Psychiatry in Practice: Education, Experience, and Expertise provides detailed advice and useful tips for early career psychiatrists, and all others who wish to enhance their practical psychiatry skills. Each chapter is written by prominent early career psychiatrists from around the world, offering relevant and timely advice to those who are newly qualified, as well as a global perspective on the practical issues faced today. Covering a variety of topics from 'Psychiatric Emergencies' to 'Ethics and clinical practice in psychiatry', chapters include vignettes of scenarios that may be encountered, making this book pertinent and easily applicable to many early career situations. Skills related to personal management and managing resources are often not taught during training but are key to establishing a career in psychiatry - this book will help the new clinician to develop professionally. The emphasis on practicality ensures psychiatrists are prepared for the needs of the modern health service and society at large, and ensures patients across the world experience the best treatment available.

About Author

Andrea Fiorillo, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Italy Umberto Volpe MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Italy Dinesh Bhugra, PhD, MA, MSc, MBBS, FRCPsych, MPhil, LMSSA, is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Section of Cultural Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK


1. Role and responsibilities of psychiatrists ; 2. How to develop leadership skills ; 3. Evaluating mental health care systems by studying pathways to care ; 4. Managing self: time, priorities and well-being ; 5. Managing financial resources in healthcare settings ; 6. Managing difficult people in the workplace ; 7. Managing media ; 8. Mentoring and Career Coaching ; 9. How to organise and manage scientific meetings ; 10. Raising funds for research and educational activities ; 11. Medical mobility: how to gain further skills ; 12. Building an academic career in psychiatry ; 13. Curriculum development for psychiatric training ; 14. Social media and e-learning for professional development in psychiatry ; 15. The philosophical basis of psychiatry ; 16. How to build a strong therapeutic alliance in mental health care: things to do, things to avoid ; 17. Psychiatric Emergencies ; 18. Building ties in the Community for Patients with mental illness ; 19. Practical strategies to fight stigma in mental health ; 20. Working with families of patients with mental illness ; 21. Informed consent in research settings ; 22. Ethics and clinical practice in psychiatry ; 23. Mental health care in the transition from child and adolescent to adult psychiatry: What a psychiatrist cannot ignore ; 24. How to responsibly prescribe psychotropics ; 25. Dealing with aggressive and violent behaviours in psychiatric settings ; 26. Practical skills in old age psychiatry ; 27. Management of Intellectual Disability ; 28. Managing Child Psychiatry ; 29. Liaison Psychiatry - is it possible? ; 30. Presentation and treatment of mental disorders in migrants ; 31. Management of mental disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period ; 32. Involuntary hospitalizations in psychiatry. What do and what to avoid ; 33. Sexual Variation and Mental Health ; 34. Translational Neuroimaging ; 35. Psychotherapy in Practice

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198723646
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9780198723646
  • weight: 848
  • ISBN10: 0198723644

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