Cultural psychiatrist Arthur Kleinman advocates GMH generally, and the Centre’s work particularly, as good examples for the future of academic psychiatry

05 December 2012

Cultural psychiatrist Arthur Kleinman, in a recent editorial, “Rebalancing academic psychiatry: why it needs to happen – and soon”, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry advocates GMH generally and the Centre’s work particularly as good examples for the future of academic psychiatry. He argues that the future of academic psychiatry requires a rebalancing of the psychiatric academy to include greater support for researchers conducting social, clinical and community studies within a broad, more humanistic biosocial framework. He emphasizes that the models of community care being developed and promoted by the Centre and other GMH initiatives, with their strong moral force and social justice focus are examples of the kinds of initiatives that are required.

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