1 - The Public Psychiatrist in History
2 - The Public Psychiatrist as Clinician
3 - The Public Psychiatrist as Clinical Team Member
4 - The Public Psychiatrist and the Patient with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
5 - The Public Psychiatrist and Integrated Health
6 - The Public Psychiatrist as Leader
7 - The Public Psychiatrist as Teacher
8 - The Public Psychiatrist as Researcher
9 - The Public Psychiatrist as Advocate
10 -The Public Psychiatrist in the Future
Physicians who choose to serve in public-sector mental healthcare settings and physicians-in-training assigned to public-sector mental health clinics may not be fully prepared for the many roles of the public and community psychiatrist. Public and Community Psychiatry is a concise guide for the resident and early-career psychiatrist called upon to serve in the roles of public-sector clinician, team member, advocate, administrator, and academician. Each chapter includes a concise description of these various roles and responsibilities and offers engaging examples of the public psychiatrist at work, as well as case-based problems typical of those faced by the public psychiatrist. Each chapter also features works of art and literature, usually from the public domain, in order to incorporate the core strengths of medical humanities into the dialogue of public-sector mental healthcare. This book aims to provide a level of support to psychiatrists that fosters their desire, individually and collectively, to serve the poor and the marginalized with grit and determination, and to broadly consider their potential to improve not only their patients' well-being, but also these patients' incorporation into their respective communities.
• Highlights the wide range of responsibilities - advocate, educator, epidemiologist, and clinician - of the public psychiatrist using real-world case examples and vignettes
• Each chapter is written by a senior expert paired with a resident or early career psychiatrist
• Incorporates medical humanities into the dialogue of public sector mental healthcare
• James G. Baker, Associate Chair for Clinical Integration and Services, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Dell Medical School.
• Sarah E. Baker, Resident, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
• Steven M. Strakowski, Founding Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Dell Medical School