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Spirituality and leadership in psychiatry: an Australian view

Spirituality and leadership in psychiatry: an Australian view Purpose – This paper seeks to provide a view on the relevance of spirituality to leadership at various levels and areas of the practice of psychiatry. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a background and discussion on the relevance of spirituality to leadership at various levels and areas of the practice of psychiatry, with particular reference to Australia. Findings – The author argues that spirituality is relevant to leadership in educating medical undergraduates, training professional psychiatrists, conducting clinical research, delivering mental health services and removing public stigma of mental health problems. Originality/value – The author provides the unique perspective of a medical specialist practising in different areas and levels of psychiatry on spirituality and leadership. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Emerald Publishing

Spirituality and leadership in psychiatry: an Australian view

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1747-9886
DOI
10.1108/17479881111160131
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide a view on the relevance of spirituality to leadership at various levels and areas of the practice of psychiatry. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a background and discussion on the relevance of spirituality to leadership at various levels and areas of the practice of psychiatry, with particular reference to Australia. Findings – The author argues that spirituality is relevant to leadership in educating medical undergraduates, training professional psychiatrists, conducting clinical research, delivering mental health services and removing public stigma of mental health problems. Originality/value – The author provides the unique perspective of a medical specialist practising in different areas and levels of psychiatry on spirituality and leadership.

Journal

The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: May 18, 2011

Keywords: Spirituality; Mental health services; Psychiatry; Multi‐layered personal narrative; Compassion; Stigma; Leadership

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