New Horizons for Psychiatrists in Administration and Management

New Horizons for Psychiatrists in Administration and Management Psychiatr Q (2006) 77:307–308 DOI 10.1007/s11126-006-9015-x EDITORIAL N OTES New Horizons for Psychiatrists in Administration and Management Sy Atezaz Saeed Published online: 3 November 2006 C Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006 This section of Psychiatric Quarterly is devoted to psychiatric administration and manage- ment. Administrative psychiatrists arrive at their leadership positions through many different career paths. They bring, generally, years of clinical knowledge, insight, and an understand- ing of how the systems work and they typically apply this knowledge and experience to their new role as psychiatric administrator or manager. There is a wide range as regards to how much time they spend in administrative tasks versus serving as clinicians. They face challenges related to both clinical, as well as their administrative roles [1]. In today’s fast changing world of health care delivery system, the drivers of change are many and varied, but chief among them are the rapid advance of technology and the consequent raising of expectations. Today we have the medical knowledge to do more for patients than we have the resources for. Yet, the driving force behind medical development is not clinical necessity but the innovation and invention of new technologies. The fact that people live Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
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