A guide to the complex world of psychiatric practice which is aimed at psychiatrists at all levels. The editors have brought together a host of experienced and well-known authors who cover a wide spectrum of topics. It covers the skills necessary for running services, such as management of finances, resources and personnel issues; plus personal development skills, including negotiation, presentation and leadership skills, stress management, mentoring, managing committees and dealing with the media.
Audience: Both those starting out on a career in psychiatry and more experienced physicians moving on to senior management roles, will find this book an essential and helpful resource.
• Put together especially for the North American market.
• Takes chapters from two of our existing bestsellers: Management for Psychiatrists (3rd edn) and Handbook for Psychiatric Trainees.
About the editors:
Dinesh Bhugra - Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry,
King’s College London and current President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK).
Stuart Bell - Chief Executive of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (the UK’s leading mental health trust).
Alistair Burns - Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Manchester.
Oliver Howes - Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neuroimaging at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Honorary Consultant at the South London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust.
Part I - General Considerations
1 Global healthcare systems
2 Bio-psychosocial models of aetiology and management
3 Ethical reasoning in psychiatry
4 Medical management
5 Doctors and managers
6 Multidisciplinary teams
7 Understanding systems
8 Confidentiality and management in healthcare organisations
Part II - Leadership and Management Skills
10 Management of change
11 Clinical governance
13 Service users’ expectations
14 Measurement of needs
15 Clinical audit
16 Quality improvement tools for healthcare
17 Managing the psychiatrist’s performance
Part III - Essential Personal Skills
18 Personal safety
19 Managing violence
20 Managing difficult clinical situations
21 Understanding and managing stress
22 Managing time: the key to professional success
23 Negotiation skills
24 Presentation skills
25 How to get published
26 Mental health informatics
27 How to manage committees
28 Managing people
29 How to work with the media – and survive
Part IV - Careers in Psychiatry
30 Academic careers
31 Higher degrees
32 How to get the job you really want
33 Surviving as a junior consultant: hit the ground walking
34 Consultant mentoring and mentoring consultants