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  1. Consultation-liaison psychiatry fellowship in primary care : Psychiatry and primary care : Closing the gap.

    Article - En anglais


    This article describes the need for and development of an outpatient primary care psychiatry fellowship program.


    The Department of Psychiatry at Hillside Hospital established a primary care fellowship for psychiatrists in 1994, through its consultation-liaison (C-L) service.

    Staff alliances established by the C-L service with primary care physicians provided the basis for identifying appropriate outpatient practices in the community.

    Knowledge and skills objectives were adapted from a traditional C-L fellowship to outpatient primary care medicine.


    The selection of a psychologically minded primary care practitioners was crucial.

    Practitioners used an inclusive model in which fellows would see all patients with them, not just those with mental disorders.

    Fellows have felt comfortable working in the primary care setting and have been well received by practitioners, staff, and patients.

    The practitioners were clearly more interested in psychosocial aspects of their patient than were primary care residents.


    The gap in preparing U.S. psychiatrists to function in integrated primary care programs requires establishing a presence in the primary care setting.

    Skills and relationships from traditional C-L settings can be productively used to accomplish this goal.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Travail équipe, Psychiatrie liaison, Ambulatoire, Formation professionnelle, Psychiatre, Santé mentale, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Team work, Liaison psychiatry, Ambulatory, Occupational training, Psychiatrist, Mental health, Human

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

    Cote : 96-0428372

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.