Unmet Needs During Residency Training Programmes in Psychiatry

16 de junho de 20202min

Postgraduate training programmes in psychiatry vary considerably around the world in their length, content and quality. Considerable challenges and unmet needs are present in training programmes, some of which are commonly shared by many residents and others which are specific to a particular context. In this chapter we describe the current challenges faced by residents in four different countries across three continents. We also consider the transnational issues experienced at a continental level, through the case study of Europe. Common themes emerge, such as burnout, inadequate time for training, poor working conditions, uneven access to clinical and non-clinical training opportunities and the effects of stigma. The variable degree of standardisation, impact of geography and resource availability and differing attitudes to the role of non-psychiatric colleagues are all considered. Finally, we advance some potential solutions, such as the possibility of harmonising training programmes, implementing enhanced quality assurance measures, increased resources for resident and trainers and the critical role that residents’ associations play in improving training.

More information: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-42637-8_10

Sobre a UNIAD

A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.