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Treatment in combined medical psychiatry units: an integrative model. Psychosomatics 1989;30(3):312-7



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2-s2.0-0024343435   14 Citations


Approximately 14 medical psychiatry units have opened over the last 15 years due to the recognition of the frequent concurrence of medical and psychiatric illnesses. This article discusses the clinical problems encountered when medical care and psychiatric care are integrated and their impact on medical and nursing staff. Group therapy programs on medical psychiatry units may enhance psychiatric treatment and help maintain a psychiatric focus by both patients and staff, despite the patients' significant medical problems. Medical psychiatric units must adopt an integrative model of care that includes all disciplines involved on the units if they are to meet their goal of providing effective medical and psychiatric care.

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Harsch HH, LeCann AF, Ciaccio S


Harold H. Harsch MD Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Combined Modality Therapy
Psychiatric Department, Hospital
Psychophysiologic Disorders
Psychotherapy, Group
Referral and Consultation
Sick Role