A systems approach to liaison psychiatry

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Abstract

The systems approach views hospital units as self-contained social systems whose collective attitudes - often unconscious - affect the quality of health care delivery. Nurses, as the only permanent group within the social system, are the primary socializing agents. Group process interventions by the liaison psychiatrist in weekly nurses' meeting can dramatically improve the entire unit's operation. The author presents five case vignettes to illustrate the effectiveness of such interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume21
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1980

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Systems Analysis
Psychiatry
Nurses
Hospital Units
Group Processes
Quality of Health Care
Delivery of Health Care
Liaison
Social Systems
Unconscious (Psychology)
Vignettes
Psychiatrists
Healthcare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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A systems approach to liaison psychiatry. / Mohl, P. C.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 21, No. 6, 1980, p. 457-461.

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Mohl, P. C. / A systems approach to liaison psychiatry. In: Psychosomatics. 1980 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 457-461.
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