Psychotherapeutic Inpatient Ward Activities: An Optimal Liaison Teaching for Medical Students
This contribution centers around the field of liaison teaching of medical students and describes the student’s role as auxiliary therapist. In the Hannover Medical School, the so called “Innere Ambulanz” represents a main area for the consultation-liaison psychiatric activities. The term: “Innere Ambulanz” defines the consultation-liaison activities in the clinical medical units outside of psychiatry and the department of psychosomatics. This subdivision aims at the consultation-liaison work and supplies day by day close cooperation with the medical doctors’ and nurses’ groups in their performance of their individual psychotherapy for the hospitalized patients which is supplementary to somatic therapies. In the wards there are patients suffering from the so-called psychosomatic disorders as well as those suffering from primary organic diseases who show current conflicts situation and/or marked secondary psychic changes. These two groups usually show a markedly limited introspective ability and a very low inner motivation for dynamic psychotherapy.
KeywordsIrritable Bowel Syndrome Anorexia Nervosa Hannover Medical School Individual Psychotherapy Dysthymic Disorder
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