Consultation-liaison fellowships: Effect on internists’ attitudes toward psychiatric consultation

Julian T. Brantley, Thomas N. Wise, Susan W. Ahmed

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Abstract

The results of a questionnaire sent to 495 internists indicated that they would be more likely to request psychiatric consultations for their patients if they had access to psychiatrists who had completed consultation-liaison (C-L) fellowships. The attitudes of those internists initially highly reluctant to obtain psychiatric consultation were significantly more enhanced on learning about the specially trained C-L psychiatrists than were the attitudes of less reluctant internists. Examination of various sources of reluctance suggests that many internists have low confidence in the value of psychiatric consultations. Only 31% of the internists polled were aware of C-L fellowships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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