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Superb! Part 1, subtitled "The Conceptual Framework," begins with a background chapter and proceeds to "Psychiatric Assessment in the Medical Setting." The authors' intellectual depth may be deduced from the data base used in answering consultations:  evaluating the request,  evaluating the doctor who initiated the consultation,  evaluating the chart,  evaluating the nurse,  evaluating the patient's family,  evaluating the ward culture, and,  evaluating the patient. A chapater on "Psychological Reactions to Medical Illness and Hospitalization" outlines the seven categories of psychological stress to which the hospitalized patient is vulnerable; stresses on the physician are
Psychological Care of the Medically III: A Primer Liaison Psychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:510. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-4-510_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(4):510.
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