Mental health

Atlas: Psychiatric education and training across the world

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Authors:
World Health Organization and World Psychiatric Association

Publication details

Number of pages: 44
Publication date: 2005
Languages: English
ISBN: 92 4 1563079

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Overview

Psychiatrists play an important role in the delivery of mental health services. However, global information about the quality of training of psychiatrists is scarce.

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 similar questions need urgent answers.