GET SMART(ER) AND STAY CURRENT!
YOU ARE INVITED TO RECEIVE A: NEW, FREE, PSYCHIATRIC, PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH REVIEW SERVICE THAT LAUNCHED IN JUNE 2014. It is written by well respected Psychiatrists, GP’s and Psychologists. It will help keep you on top of the latest research and expert opinion with very little effort from you. All you have to do is hit the SIGN UP NOW or REGISTRATION button and enter your details which will guarantee you receive our research review service in your inbox every month (no issues in December and January). You can also help bring our mental health community together by forwarding this invitation on to a Psychiatrist, General Practitioner or a Psychologist colleague. I encourage clinicians who wish to write to make contact with me.
Mind Cafe-Psych-E-Opinion is a free innovative monthly research review service which comes out in a pdf format with website support for 10 months a year. The format, content and selection of contributors will be the first of its kind for the region. The intended audience includes Psychiatrists, Psychiatry Trainees, General Practitioners, Psychologists all around Australia. It will help break down the silos in mental health care and service delivery by bringing practitioners together in a conversation. Further features of our service will develop with time. The editorial panel and writers represent no organisation or service in this context. Their views are strictly their own.
The idea comes from our own real world experience; that busy practitioners often struggle to keep up to date with the latest research and peer opinion in quality peer reviewed journals. Our free service will enable practitioners to learn and grow professionally with a small allocation of time each month. The panel will do the hard work to help keep colleagues up to date with the latest research and opinion, in the context of a free but ethical service. It will also be invaluable to Registrars in training and help to improve the quality of Journal Club article selection and discussion. Participation will fulfil continuing medical education requirements for some Colleges.
Each month, there will be approximately 4-5 summaries, opinions with clinical implications, based on quality articles. There will also be 2-3 articles on lifestyle, psychology and wellness by GP’s, and/or Allied practitioners, which promotes a holistic approach to mental wellness and recovery. There will be no subscriptions for the readers.
We intend to attract sponsorship from a wide variety of sponsors to fund this educational project. The sponsors will have no say over the educational content. All writers and the editorial panel will remain wholly independent in their choices of content and opinions expressed. In an age where the ethics around sponsorship and advertising have rightly been tightened up, we plan to be well within all ethical guidelines on this matter. We believe the varied sources of sponsorship, author and panel independence, and diversity of very high quality content; will be an ethical way to use sponsorship for the furthering of practitioners’ education; thereby promoting better quality patient care.