Patients' perceptions of psychiatric consultations

Thomas N. Wise, Lee S. Mann, Henry W. Dove, Elizabeth Pluchik, Kevin W. Kiernan

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108 patients seen in psychiatric consultation while hospitalized for a medical illness were surveyed to ascertain their attitudes about the intervention. 78.2% accepted the consultation favorably and the majority believed that the experience was beneficial to themselves and helpful to their attending physicians. Individuals who were told beforehand that a consultation was requested were more likely to positively accept the consultation. Reaction to the consultation did not relate to psychiatric diagnosis or severity of medical illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-557
Number of pages4
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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