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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Liaison Psychiatry: Defining Needs and Planning Services

Edited by Sidney Benjamin, Allan House and Peter Jenkins

Price: £10.00

College members' price: £9.00

Published: 1994

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 119

ISBN: 9780902241695

The first British book to examine the need for liaison psychiatry services, their scope, planning, organisation and management. Its purpose is to prompt service providers to raise the profile of and improve their psychiatric liaison services.


Part I. Planning liaison psychiatry services

  • Estimating needs and meeting demands. Allan House and Gail Hodgson
  • The need for specialised services for chronic somatisers. Sidney Benjamin and Keith Bridges
  • The need for specialist services for mood disorders in the medically ill. Peter Jenkins and Nahla Jamil
  • The role of the nurse in consultation - liaison psychiatry. Elaine Egan-Morriss, Richard Morriss and Allan House

Part II. Liaison psychiatry in practice

  • Setting up a consultation - liaison psychiatry service in South Gwent. Andrew Blewett and Peter Jenkins
  • Liaison psychiatry in a large teaching hospital: the service at Leeds General Infirmary. Allen House
  • Providing a psychiatric service to a large cancer hospital. peter Maguire and Penelope Hopwood
  • A child psychiatry liaison service. Peter Loader
  • Liaison services for elderly people. Susan Mary Benbow

Part III. Education and research in liaison psychiatry

  • Undergraduate teaching. Gary Bell
  • postgraduate training. Elspeth Guthrie and Francis Creed
  • The relevance of research. Elspeth Guthrie and Francis Creed
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