Penumbra of the pandemic workplace for psychiatrists and trainees in Australia

Jeffrey C.L. Looi, Paul A. Maguire, Tarun Bastiampillai, Stephen Allison

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Objective: A commentary on the workforce, infrastructure and health of psychiatrists and trainees providing psychiatric care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. 

Conclusions: The wide-ranging workplace, health system and societal changes necessitated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus have altered the practice and working lives of psychiatrists, trainees and other healthcare workers, as well as the general population. There have been workplace innovations, recalibrations and losses. There is a new baseline upon which to build better psychiatric services, as the pandemic’s penumbra recedes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-738
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Issue number6
Early online date24 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • infrastructure
  • psychiatrists
  • trainees
  • workforce


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