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An experience of New Zealand psychiatry

  • Rod Bale (a1)
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New Zealand, an outstandingly beautiful country, offers an opportunity for the psychiatrist from the UK to work in an alternative environment. There is currently a shortage of trained psychiatrists to fill the available posts. The experience of a locum consultant post in adult mental health in the Nelson Marlborough Mental Health Service at the top of the South Island, at the beginning of the new millennium, forms the basis of observations made in this article, the purpose of which is to describe points of interest in the similarities and differences in psychiatric practice between the UK and New Zealand.

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Dure, M. (1999) Mental health and Maori development. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 33, 512.
Ministry of Health (1997) The National Mental Health Standards. New Zealand: Ministry of Health.
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  • Rod Bale (a1)
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