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’ meetings 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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