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Research Article  |   May 1986
Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison in the Acute Physical Disabilities Setting
Author Affiliations
  • Linda J. Watson, OTR, is Assistant Director, Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Department, Rush-Presbyterian–St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, and an instructor, Rush University, also Chicago, IL 60612
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Mental Health / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   May 1986
Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison in the Acute Physical Disabilities Setting
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1986, Vol. 40, 338-342. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.5.338
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1986, Vol. 40, 338-342. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.5.338
Abstract

This paper provides an overview of psychiatric consultation-liaison services in a general hospital setting. The patient most frequently referred for consultation-liaison services is the individual experiencing depression secondary to physical illness. The dimensions of occupational therapy intervention with this population is featured, including assessment, intervention strategies, and documentation guidelines useful in the treatment planning.