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Type: Journal article
Title: Accountability or responsibility? The challenge of policies in clinical psychiatry
Author: Dignam, P.
Citation: Australasian Psychiatry, 2009; 17(2):79-81
Publisher: Informa Healthcare-Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 1039-8562
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Paul Dignam
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this paper is to describe some of the differences between personal and administrative approaches to clinical risk management by reflecting on some recent experiences in policy development. Conclusions: Administrative preoccupation with policy development and political accountability may detract from professional development and personal responsibility.
Keywords: Humans; Risk Factors; Mental Disorders; Psychiatry; Mental Health Services; Health Policy; Social Responsibility; Risk Management; Australia
Description: © 2009 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
RMID: 0020095359
DOI: 10.1080/10398560802596124
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