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Community psychiatry in the RAF: an evaluative review

  • Julian C. Hughes (a1)
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This paper offers a descriptive survey of RAF community psychiatry. It shows that most of the morbidity encountered in the community now served by RAF psychiatrists is at the ‘minor’ end of the psychiatric spectrum. It mostly requires supportive psychotherapy and the key worker is often the community psychiatric nurse. The study allows discussion of four related issues: the essential nature of military psychiatry; the future provision of community psychiatry to the RAF; psychiatric training and continuing professional development in the RAF; and the possibility of research.

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Community psychiatry in the RAF: an evaluative review

  • Julian C. Hughes (a1)
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