Volunteering in medico-political professional organisations as a socially rewarding and productive activity: a primer for psychiatrists and trainees

Jeffrey C.L. Looi, Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai, Angus J.F. Finlay

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the rationale for, and benefits of, trainees and psychiatrists to be involved in medico-political volunteering.
Conclusions: Volunteering for professional organisations and other bodies may be considered as an important advocacy role for psychiatrists. Such volunteering is meaningful through shared goals and achievements, as well as developing a sense of mastery and significance as part of a larger quest. Volunteering is also a professional developmental process that both enhances individual skills/career development as well as organisational efficacy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Early online date18 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • AMA
  • ASMOF
  • medico-political professional organisation
  • RANZCP
  • volunteering

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