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Issue 1 2023
Money, money, money
To what degree is the level of allocated funds for psychiatric care related to qualitative outcomes? Are resources for care adequately prioritized? To what extent are private healthcare providers an asset? To an increasing extent, money is being spent on locum positions, which in some places has led to an exodus of medical professionals from the public healthcare sector. How can colleagues be motivated to continue in the public system?
The questions and issues are many. As usual, a large number of colleagues participate as writers to shed light on these perspectives.
Issue 1 2022
Psychiatry at war
We never know when a crisis, whether war or another catastrophe, will occur. We only know that from time to time there arises a sudden great need for emergency psychiatric assistance and the coordination of these. To meet such a need, there exists a comprehensive organization, both in civil society and in the military. You can read about this in an article written by a colleague who works in the military.
What role do psychiatrists play in war zones? We have talked to representatives from "Medecins sans Frontieres", who told us more about this.
Issue 2 2022
Perinatal mental health
Perinatal mental health is indeed a huge field, where there is lots to learn about the efficacy of psychological, psychosocial, and pharmacological interventions. There is plenty of knowledge about this field in the Nordic countries, both in terms of research and clinical work. Chosen as the main topic of this issue, we hope to spread this knowledge and inspiration from the work and experiences from countries in our part of the world.
This issue of The Nordic Psychiatrist marks the journal’s ten-year anniversary. The journal has been published biannually since 2012 and is the voice of the Nordic-Baltic psychiatric collaboration, which is more than a century old.
Issue 2 2021
In this issue of we will focus on different aspects of leadership. What are the characteristics of a good leader? And what are the signs of ineffective leadership? Do individuals in chief’s positions possess certain personality traits?
We will also discuss aspects of one’s own leadership. Which factors affect our professional choices? Are you the leader in your own life? Also in the clinical situation, how do we help our patients take control and become leaders in their own lives. Maybe we do not have the time enough to reflect over these questions. As with most deeper questions, we probably think more about such matters the older we get.
Issue 1 2021
Interpersonal communication, “the connecting of the minds” is a necessity for our survival. In a short time, we have had to look for alternative ways for communication, both privately and at work. Fortunately, we live in a time when communication has been made possible by creating new paths in cyberspace.
With new experiences comes new expectations for the future: Will we prefer virtual work meetings and avoid travel? Is there a future for scientific meetings and congresses? And from an environmental perspective, will it even be perceived ethically correct to travel for work as we once did?
Issue 2 2020
Hope and resilience
We are indeed living in different and special times. Never has any of us experienced these new circumstances when our lifestyles are changed, both privately and at work. Nothing is anymore the same.
In other words, life is changed and the future is less predictable than normal.
In this issue we have chosen to focus on hope and resilience. Fortunately, there are so many colleagues of ours who have much interesting to say about this.
Issue 1 2020
Psychiatry and the arts
In this issue of The Nordic Psychiatrist we want to discuss psychiatry and art.
How has psychological suffering and psychiatric disease been portrayed in the arts? Who are the persons behind the works and can we describe or diagnose their possible psychiatric illnesses?
The possibilities are endless but we have tried to identify a few exciting topics.