Health psychologists make an important contribution to care

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.948b (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:948
  1. Stephen Wright,
  2. John Weinman
  1. Clinical psychologist Department of Medical Psychology, Leicester General Hospital NHS Trust, Leicester LE5 4PW
  2. Professor Unit of Psychology, United Medical and Dental Schools, London SE1 9RT

    EDITOR,--The editorial on the psychological care of medical patients1 and the report to which it refers2 serve to highlight the issue of psychological care in physical illness. In calling for an expansion of services, however, the editorial seems to suggest that liaison psychiatrists are the sole professional experts. While liaison psychiatrists are clearly experts in liaison psychiatry (“the subspecialty of psychiatry concerned with clinical service, teaching, and research …

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