This paper reports the results of a postal questionnaire, pre-coded by practice, which was sent to all 484 Leicestershire general practitioners.
Practitioners who could and who could not refer to an in-house counsellor were compared in terms of their views about counselling provision, both within the practice and by agencies outside, such as mental health teams and specialist counselling services.
General practitioners having access to a counsellor belonged to practices which were larger and had fundholding status.
No significant difference was found between rural and urban practices in their employment of an in-house counsellor, although those doctors working in rural areas were less likely to see this service as having a high priority.
General practitioners without in-house counsellors estimated a referral rate for counselling) in excess of twice that of the actual rate reported by those with practice counsellors.
Those having an in-house counsellor were more likely to agree with statements that emphasized the benefits of this form of provision as against that offered by either mental health teams or specialist counselling services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Pratique professionnelle, Utilisation, Conseiller psychologique, Royaume Uni, Europe, Soin santé primaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Professional practice, Use, Counseling psychologist, United Kingdom, Europe, Primary health care, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0357125
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 12/09/1997.