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27th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers27th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers

Peter McGovern

Psychiatrist, Akershus University Hospital, NO


Peter has been working with The World Health Organisation on their Quality Rights Initiative since 2014. He is a psychiatrist originally from Ireland, dedicated to developing human rights based approaches to mental health care and supporting people with psychosocial disability. Peter was a contributory writer and advisor in the development of the Quality Rights guidance and training tools. These tools can be used to build capacity on how to implement a human rights and recovery approach in the area of mental health in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Peter continues to work with WHO as a Quality Rights consultant and trainer around the world. He is currently living and working clinically in Oslo, Norway.

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