Leadership in Psychiatry

Leadership in Psychiatry

by Dinesh Bhugra
     
 

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The psychiatric profession must ensure that its next generation of leaders has the appropriate skills to provide mental health services in the face of globalization and urbanization, new technologies, and competing demands for shrinking resources. Developing leadership skills and leaders is critical in order to optimise the use of resources, their application,

Overview

The psychiatric profession must ensure that its next generation of leaders has the appropriate skills to provide mental health services in the face of globalization and urbanization, new technologies, and competing demands for shrinking resources. Developing leadership skills and leaders is critical in order to optimise the use of resources, their application, service planning and delivery of services for patients and their families.

This is the first book on leadership (rather than management skills) to focus on psychiatry and mental health care. Contributions from international experts with clinical and non-clinical backgrounds pull together the theories and practical skills required to be a successful leader. The aim is to guide mental health professionals in general and psychiatrists in particular on how to gain the relevant skills and on how to utilise these skills and training to take on leadership roles in clinical and organisational settings.

The book covers the role of the leader and the skills required for leadership, including chapters on communication, decision-making, team development, mentoring, gender issues in leadership, burnout and more. It includes a section on assessment tools and learning material. Essential reading for all those who aspire to lead in psychiatry!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“We may agree with the notion that almost every psychiatrist may have the potential and possibility of leading. Let’s hope that those who are, or become, our leaders study this book, learn from it, and do the right things.” (Acad Psychiatry, 31 July 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119952916
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dinesh Bhugra is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists until 2011, and is President-Elect of the World Psychiatric Association until 2014, when he becomes President. He was awarded a CBE in 2012. He has authored/co authored over 350 papers, chapters and 30 books, the most recent volumes being Principles of Social Psychiatry, Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry. He is editor of the International Journal of Social Psychiatry, International Journal of Culture and Mental Health and International Review of Psychiatry.

Dr Pedro Ruiz
is currently Professor & Executive Vice Chair as well as Director of Clinical Programs at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Currently, he is President of the World Psychiatric Association (2011-2014). Dr Ruiz has also served in more than 40 editorial boards in the United States and abroad and has also authored more than 600 publications; among them, "Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook" and the Ninth Edition of "Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry".

Susham Gupta is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working with the City and Hackney Assertive Outreach Service in East London. He has various research interests and has published in the areas of dementia, transcultural psychiatry, management in psychiatry and mental health legislation. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Social Psychiatry and World Journal of Psychiatry.

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