Inpatient Consultation and Liaison

  • Ronald T. Brown
  • Arden D. Dingle
  • Kamela Koon-Scott
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


The contribution of psychological and psychiatric consultation is increasingly recognized as an essential component of comprehensive pediatric health care (Lewis, 1991; Roberts, 1986; Stabler, 1988). Moreover, there has been a realization that psychosocial factors play a significant role in the process and outcome of physical illness and trauma (Lewis, 1991). Consultants collaborate with other health care professionals to directly address the psychological needs and issues of the physically ill. The liaison component of the consultant’s role is to advise and educate other medical personnel about psychosocial and psychiatric issues (Lewis, 1991; Roberts, 1986; Stabler, 1988).


Chronic Illness Pain Management Developmental Perspective Total Body Surface Area Behavioral Parent Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald T. Brown
    • 1
  • Arden D. Dingle
    • 1
  • Kamela Koon-Scott
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and PediatricsEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesEmory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial HospitalAtlantaUSA

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