Atlas: Psychiatric education and training across the world by World Health Organization

By World Health Organization

Psychiatrists play a major function within the supply of psychological well-being companies. even if, worldwide information regarding the standard of teaching of psychiatrists is basically unavailable. Do nations teach enough numbers of psychiatrists for his or her psychological well-being wishes? How passable is the educational in view of the altering roles of a psychiatrist? Does the educational bear in mind significantly assorted environments during which psychiatrists paintings the world over? those and different related questions wishes pressing solutions. This Atlas is an preliminary try out during this path.

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This emphasises the influence of culture on mental illness. Cultural differences are discussed in terms of symptom expression, health seeking behaviour, explanatory models of illness, culture bound syndromes and the role of traditional healing systems. Mental health training/ understanding in other medical models In a newly developed course unit called transcultural and social psychiatry, there is coverage of the role of the traditional healing systems. This is important as 80% of patients who come to psychiatry attend the traditional healer first.

However, global information about the quality of training of psychiatrists is largely unavailable. Do countries train adequate numbers of psychiatrists for their mental health needs? How satisfactory is the training in view of the changing roles of a psychiatrist? Does the training take into account enormously different environments in which psychiatrists work across the world? These and other similar questions need urgent answers. Atlas: Psychiatric Education and Training across the World is an initial attempt in this direction.

Of Health & Human Services, Maryland, United States of America Nancy Delanoche Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Uruguay Angel M Ginés Clínica Psiquiátrica, Escuela de Graduados, Hospital de Clínicas, Uruguay Laura Viola Graduate School of the School of Medicine (National University), Uruguay Angel Valmaggia Uzbekistan Tashmatov Bakhodir Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Khodjaeva Nargiza Department of Education, Uzbekistan Commission of Accreditation of Psychiatrists in the Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan Tashkent Postgraduate Medical Training Institute, Uzbekistan Tashkent State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan Venezuela Guillermo Ginnari Antich Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad del Zulia, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado, Universidad de Oriente Zimbabwe Sekai Martha Nhiwatiwa Dept.

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