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All I Ever Wanted to Know About Treating Pilots

All I Ever Wanted to Know About Treating Pilots Book Review James Arkell The Nightingale Hospital, London, United Kingdom Robert Bor, Carina Eriksen, Margaret Oakes, Chapter 1 and Peter Scragg (Eds.) In the first chapter Editors Bor, Eriksen, Oakes and Scragg Pilot Mental Health Assessment and Support: set the scene: A Practitioner’sGuide Severe psychological problems in pilots are rare. Less than Routledge, 2017 1% of aircraft fatalities are related to suicide and there are ISBN 978-1-138-22203-8 only 6 documented murder-suicides on commercial craft Prices $ 129.95 /£ 80.00 since 1982. Nonetheless more modest mental health issues can significantly impair pilot performance and flight safety. I am a general psychiatrist in independent practice at The In 2013 in the UK there were 4,727 suicides, of whom, Nightingale Hospital in London and I have been referred only 1,272 had contact with mental health (MH) services a large number of pilots through a relationship with a major in the previous 12 months (Department of Health, 2015). airline’s occupational health service. This book perfectly Pilot suicides are much less likely to be related to a pre- complements the book editors’ excellent British Psycholog- existing mental health condition than suicide in the general ical Society 2-day workshop on Clinical Skills Working with population. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

All I Ever Wanted to Know About Treating Pilots

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000137
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Abstract

Book Review James Arkell The Nightingale Hospital, London, United Kingdom Robert Bor, Carina Eriksen, Margaret Oakes, Chapter 1 and Peter Scragg (Eds.) In the first chapter Editors Bor, Eriksen, Oakes and Scragg Pilot Mental Health Assessment and Support: set the scene: A Practitioner’sGuide Severe psychological problems in pilots are rare. Less than Routledge, 2017 1% of aircraft fatalities are related to suicide and there are ISBN 978-1-138-22203-8 only 6 documented murder-suicides on commercial craft Prices $ 129.95 /£ 80.00 since 1982. Nonetheless more modest mental health issues can significantly impair pilot performance and flight safety. I am a general psychiatrist in independent practice at The In 2013 in the UK there were 4,727 suicides, of whom, Nightingale Hospital in London and I have been referred only 1,272 had contact with mental health (MH) services a large number of pilots through a relationship with a major in the previous 12 months (Department of Health, 2015). airline’s occupational health service. This book perfectly Pilot suicides are much less likely to be related to a pre- complements the book editors’ excellent British Psycholog- existing mental health condition than suicide in the general ical Society 2-day workshop on Clinical Skills Working with population.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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