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Training for Community Psychiatry

  • Hugh Freeman (a1)
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In 1968 the Royal Commission on Medical Education recommended that ‘every psychiatrist should be familiar with the conduct of community psychiatry’. This seems an uncontroversial piece of advice, but what is ‘the conduct of community psychiatry’? At the time of the Royal Commission, there was certainly no special training at all in anything that could reasonably have been regarded as such.

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1 Richmond Fellowship (1983) Mental Health and the Community London: Richmond Fellowship Press.
2 Brook, C. P. B. (1974) The postgraduate education and training of consultant psychiatrists. British Journal of Psychiatry, 124, 109–24.
3 Brook, C. P. B. (1981) Postgraduate psychiatric training. Medical Education, 15, 335–39.
4 Royal College of Psychiatrists (1982) Should community psychiatrists be specialists? A report on specialist status from the Working Party of the Social and Community Psychiatry Section. Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 6, 190–94.
5 Dally, P. (1982) Community psychiatry (Correspondence). Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 6, 66.
6 Jablensky, A. (1982) Chapter in Psychiatrists on Psychiatry (ed. Shepherd, M.). Cambridge University Press. (See also correspondence from Dr Seidel, pages 3536.)
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