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Administration in mental health

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 47–57 | Cite as

Stresses, supports and job satisfactions of psychiatrist executives

  • Ellen Sherwood
  • Milton Greenblatt
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Abstract

Impressed that psychiatrists are leaving executive posts in large numbers, we sought clues to reversing this trend by studying responses of 250 subjects who, in their residency years, seemed promising as future leaders. Some 87 percent had experience as administrators in either public or private sectors. Their stresses fell into the general areas: job related, professional identity, and scrutiny. Support systems included personal relations, consultants, continuing professional education, and public representatives. Private sector administrators reported significantly less job related stress, used consultants more, and were more satisfied with remunerative aspects of jobs and with their work in general. Suggestions are made for training psychiatrists in executive medicine.

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Public Health Private Sector Support System Personal Relation Professional Education 
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  • Ellen Sherwood
  • Milton Greenblatt

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