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Mentoring: views and experiences of psychiatrists from low- and middle-income, and high-income countries

  • Sobia T. Khan (a1), Faria Khan (a2) and Haroon Rashid Chaudary (a3)
Abstract
Aims and Method

A cross-sectional qualitative survey was undertaken to compare the views and experiences of psychiatrists working in low- and middle-income, and high-income countries. Questionnaires were distributed to 110 psychiatrists attending the 2007 World Psychiatric Conference in Lahore, Pakistan.

Results

Of the 110 psychiatrists from 13 countries, 81 were included in the analysis. Their views and experiences on mentoring were compared according to country of practice, age, gender, sub-specialty and grade. No significant differences were found on any of the variables studied.

Clinical Implications

Mentoring relationship, identified as an appropriate means of responding to personal and professional challenges of psychiatric practice is valued by psychiatrists regardless of the country they have had their practice in. Our findings warrant wider study.

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Mentoring: views and experiences of psychiatrists from low- and middle-income, and high-income countries

  • Sobia T. Khan (a1), Faria Khan (a2) and Haroon Rashid Chaudary (a3)
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