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Reflections on the days of social dialogue.

On the 12th of October 1905, following the efforts made by the physician Al. Braescu, a modern psychiatric hospital for those times was finalized and inaugurated: "Asilul de Alienati Socola Iasi". After 111 of continual activity, by resisting to all regimes and reforms, the "Socola" Institute of Psychiatry continues the tradition, as initiated in 1912 by C. I. Parhon. He edited, among others, the "Bulletin et Memoires de la Societe de Neurologie, Psychiatrie et Psychologie de Iassy" (June 1919). It was the first such publication in the country, unique through its multidisciplinary openness, grounded both culturally and in terms of scientific information. This spirit has been preserved over the years, including in the pages of the current "Buletin de Psihiatrie Integrativa" [Integrative Psychology Bulletin], open to humanistic valences and very much to research and adjacent medical fields, overlapping the biopsychosocial approach to mental illness, a concept consolidated by the School of Socola. P. Branzei published his first paper regarding the biopsychosocial concept in 1970 in "Annales Medico-Psychologiques": the paper titled "L'actualite nosologique dans la psychiatrie contemporaine" (Criteres pour une classification dynamique bio-.psychosociale en psychiatrie). Subsequently, he published in 1974 in the same bulletin a paper called "Quelques considerations sur la signification d'un concept tridimensionnel dans le developpement de la psychiatrie contemporaine". Thus, for such an anniversary moment, it is natural to focus on the mental patient from a medical and social perspective that represents the bidirectional collaboration with social work and with the bodies meant to protected and intervene in difficult situations, which is often the case with mental patients. When Socola became the Institute of Psychiatry (the only one in the country), it acquired new attributions and responsibilities.

The 2016 edition of the Anniversary Symposium focused on the importance of social dialogue in the complex approach to psychiatric penitents, taking into account all assistance dimensions entailed, in order to exploit the entire potential of increase in the quality of life.

Consequently, the Symposium began with a far-reaching discussion on the definition of social dialogue space in psychiatric assistance; this discussion comprised psychiatrists and representatives of public institutions and NGOs, such as the DGASPC [General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection], the Communitarian assistance Directorate, the Police, the Protected Houses and the Caritas Foundation. The main purpose of these discussions was to elaborate means of collaboration between the institutions, for the benefit of psychiatric patients with difficult socio-familial status.

Furthermore, besides the multiple presentations concerning the scientific progresses registered in the field of psychiatric therapeutic field, Workshops were organized on the importance of psychiatric medical protocols in the relationship between inpatient and outpatient services, in the community assistance of mental patients and in the complex and differentiated management of psychiatric cases with severe social implications.

Another fundamental element of the Symposium was represented by the analysis of validation indicators for the standards proposed within the Workshop "Determining the Validation Indicators for Clinical Management standards in the Specialty of Psychiatry," presided by Vasile Cepoi, Secretary of State and President of the National Agency for Health Quality Management.

The dialogue focused on the risks of implementing a system of quality Management, clinical management in the specialty of Psychiatry, medical ethics and patient's rights, healthcare plans for patients with mental conditions and specific aspects related to the funding process. The motivation of this Workshop was that the accreditation process for hospitals is a continuous endeavour, with a dynamic that must respond to specific aspects underscored along the way. Because Psychiatry represents such a field, ANMCS promoted an initiative of determining the new validation indicators for the standards proposed for clinical management in the specialty of Psychiatry, thus ascribing the "Socola" Institute of Psychiatry Iasi the task of elaborating a draft.

All presentations and Workshops included in this edition of Days of the "Socola" Institute of Psychiatry consolidated the idea that it is necessary to be open to dialogue, to communication, to interdisciplinarity, with the ultimate purpose of avoiding to practice keyhole psychiatry and of striving the improve the quality of life for psychiatric patients.

The Symposium is an important scientific event, which we organize annually, in an attempt to share the latest news in psychiatry knowledge, as well as the most recent pragmatic aspects of specialized assistance. This year, the event was dedicated to communication, both between professionals and with partners of social dialogue.

Roxana CHIRITA, Ilinca UNTU

Roxana CHIRITA--Prof., M. D., Ph. D., "Socola" Institute of Psychiatry, Iasi, Romania

Ilinca UNTU--M. D., Ph. D. Student, "Socola" Institute of Psychiatry, Iasi, Romania
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Title Annotation:Editorial
Author:Chirita, Roxana; Untu, Ilinca
Publication:Bulletin of Integrative Psychiatry
Article Type:Conference news
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2016
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