Consultation-Liaison in a Renal Transplant Unit
Consultation-liaison in the renal transplant unit at Hannover Medical School began in Summer, 1976, and has developed up to now, step by step, in a somewhat experimental way. We emphasize this experimental building-up way because, to the best of our knowledge, there has not existed up to now a consultation-liaison unit which could serve as a model for us. Concerning the number of patients transplanted, initially, in 1975, 35 patients and in 1977, 100 patients underwent this procedure which was done by the Abdominal and Transplant-Surgery Department of our medical school. Our consultation-liaison activity was performed by our patient care, our regular conferences with participation of the nurses and psychosomaticist, and our teaching.
KeywordsGroup Session Transplant Rejection Psychotherapeutic Intervention Death Anxiety Hannover Medical School
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