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    Attitudes Towards Psychiatry: A Survey of Romanian Medical Residents

    Voinescu, Bogdan and Szentagotai, Aurora and Coogan, Andrew (2010) Attitudes Towards Psychiatry: A Survey of Romanian Medical Residents. Academic Psychiatry, 34 (1). pp. 75-78. ISSN 1042-9670

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    Attitudes toward psychiatry affect personnel working in the field and treatment of mentally ill patients (1). Attitudes toward psychiatry as a vocation might primarily affect recruitment, whereas attitudes toward psychiatry patients may affect clinical practice; these issues have not been investigated (2). Doctors’ attitudes likely mirror those of the general population, although, unlike the general population, physicians come into contact with psychiatrists and psychiatry patients during their formal training or practice. Thus, a physician may develop a more objective perception of psychiatry than society as a whole. Physicians’ opinions are composed of several elements: impressions of psychiatrists themselves, psychiatry patients, and psychiatry as a discipline. Each of these is independent to a degree; one can have a low perception of psychiatry patients but high regard for psychiatrists (2).

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Voinescu, B.I., Szentagotai, A. & Coogan, A. Acad Psychiatry (2010) 34: 75.
    Keywords: Medical Student; Career Choice; Academic Psychiatry; Junior Doctor;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10719
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    Depositing User: Dr. Andrew Coogan
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 16:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Academic Psychiatry
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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