Liaison Psychiatry in Canada: A Questionnaire Survey

  • Francois M. Mai


Liaison psychiatry has been defined as “that area of clinical psychiatry that encompasses clinical, teaching and research activities of psychiatrists and allied mental health professionals in the non-psychiatric division of a general hospital”(1). It is an expanding subspecialty and is the subject of 2 recent texts (2, 3). The liaison psychiatrist plays an important role as a link between psychiatry and general medicine and in his clinical capacity, as a communications link between the patient and his physician (4).


General Medicine Psychosomatic Medicine Psychosocial Aspect Recent Text Liaison Psychiatry 
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  1. 1).
    Lipowski, Z. J.: Review of Consultation Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine I, II, and III. Psychosom. Med. 29: 153171 (1967); 29: 201–224 (1967); 30: 395–422 (1968).Google Scholar
  2. 2).
    Strain, J. and Grossman, S.: 1975. Psychological Care of the Medically Ill. Appleton-Century Crofts, New York.Google Scholar
  3. 3).
    Pasnau, R.: 1975. Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Grune and Stratton, New York.Google Scholar
  4. 4).
    Mai, F. M.: 1980. Liaison Psychiatry: A Bridge Between Many Disciplines in Medicine. Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa 5: 264–268.Google Scholar
  5. 5).
    Mannino, F., Shore, M.: Consultation Research in Mental Health and Related Fields. Washington,D. C., U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Monograph, No. 79.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francois M. Mai
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of PsychiatryMedicine University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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