Teaching Liaison Medicine in West Germany

  • H. Speidel


Before getting down to discussing teaching liaison medicine in Germany, I should like to point out that liaison psychiatry as such does not exist in the Federal Republic, nor is it taught. I should like to go into the reasons for this, and then explain what alternatives we have evolved. After touching on the attempts being made to work out something comparable to the American concept of liaison service, I shall report on what we have learned so far from teaching psychosomatics in medical institutions.


Federal Republic Psychosomatic Medicine Psychiatric Department Effective Team Work Liaison Psychiatry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Speidel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychosomatic DepartmentUniversity HospitalHamburg-EppendorfFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.II. Medizinische Klinik, Psychosomatische AbeteilungUniversitätskrankenhaus EppendorfHamburg 2DWest Germany

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