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New Dimensions in Liaison Consultation

  • Chase Patterson Kimball

Abstract

The role of the Liaison Consultation physician and psychiatrist is examined in terms of its change. Not only does the liaison person assess, diagnose, and identify therapeutic processes for the psychosocial aspects of medical and surgical illness, but he or she is frequently requested to participate with family members and nurse-physician teams in decisions relating to medical ethics. Several examples will be presented illustrating this expansion of roles and interactions. These will include: decisions regarding the termination of life support systems; patient’s refusal to accept the amputation of a gangrenous limb or the patient who no longer desires to live.

Keywords

Life Support System Insanity Defense Passive Euthanasia Gangrenous Limb Surgical Illness 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chase Patterson Kimball
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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