Journal article

Building workforce capacity in Australia and New Zealand: a profile of psychiatrists with an interest in intellectual and developmental disability mental health

Rachael C Cvejic, Claire Eagleson, Janelle Weise, Kimberley Davies, Malcolm Hopwood, Kym Jenkins, Julian N Trollor

AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:: To describe the characteristics of psychiatrists working in the area of intellectual and developmental disability mental health (IDDMH) across Australia and New Zealand. METHODS:: A secondary analysis of data collected by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2014 workforce survey. Characteristics of the IDDMH workforce ( n=146 psychiatrists) were compared with those of the broader psychiatry workforce ( n=1050 psychiatrists). RESULTS:: The IDDMH workforce were more likely than the broader psychiatry workforce to be working across both the public and private health sectors, be engaged in outreach work, endorse specialty practice areas pertinent to IDDMH, t..

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