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  1. Splitting on a pediatric consult liaison service.

    Article - En anglais


    Although the concepts of splitting and projective identification have been useful in explaining certain group phenomena on adult psychiatric and medical wards, their application to pediatric settings has not been addressed in the literature.

    The authors demonstrate that early identification, staff conferencing, and family/staff conferencing can diffuse these dynamics in an academic pediatric setting.


    The existing literature on splitting and projective identification is reviewed.

    Case vignettes are then used to illustrate the manifestations of splitting and projective identification in a pediatric setting and to demonstrate intervention strategies modified for children and their families from the adult literature.


    Splitting and projective identification can be interrupted in pediatric settings with early identification, staff conferencing, and family/staff conferencing.

    The cooperation of pediatric clinicians is critical in the implementation of these intervention strategies.


    The development of liaison support groups for pediatric residents and interdisciplinary treatment teams will enlist their cooperation in identifying splitting early, and in employing staff conferencing and family/staff conferencing to diffuse this group dynamic which, if left unchecked, can disrupt professional relationships and compromise the treatment of pediatric patients.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie liaison, Pédiatrie, Relation thérapeutique, Clivage, Identification projective, Mécanisme défense, Etude cas, Relation médecin malade, Relation soignant famille, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Liaison psychiatry, Pediatrics, Therapeutic relation, Cleavage, Projective identification, Defense mechanism, Case study, Physician patient relation, Health staff family relation, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0255690

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 199608.