A Case of Medically Unexplained Chronic Cough
The case presented in this chapter was referred by a family physician to the Clinical Health Psychology Service of an academic hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Clinical Health Psychology Service operates within the Family Medicine Unit of the hospital. The service is headed by a certified psychologist. Doctoral-level candidates in clinical psychology are also part of the staff as either residents or practicum students completing supervised clinical experiences. Patients are typically referred to the service on an outpatient basis. Inpatient consultations are also available. Collaborative practice follows the usual patterns of interprofessional collaboration with consultation requests followed by formal written feedback and informal hallway discussions.
KeywordsChronic Cough Acid Reflux Interprofessional Collaboration Dysthymic Disorder Unfinished Business
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