Journal article

Australian GPs' preferences for education about depression and related disorders.

Paul Ryan, Jeffrey C Richards, Marita P McCabe, Grant Blashki, David Pierce, Grace Groom, Ian B Hickie

Australian Family Physician | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate Australian general practitioners' experiences of accessing education about depression and their preferences for future education on depression and related disorders. METHOD: Six hundred and eight anonymous surveys were distributed to GPs through 52 rural and urban divisions of general practice; 420 were returned. RESULTS: Educational formats involving direct contact with people having mental health expertise were highly valued. Distance education and web based technologies were least used. In the previous year, women and older GPs had spent more time on education about depression. Most intended to undertake more such education in the future and said that education i..

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