What really goes on in the psychiatric consultation. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The general hospital context within which the need for a psychiatric consultation emerges is briefly described. The forms that such requests assume are classified. The communicative distortions observed in this process are understood as a solution of compromise dictated by role perception, organizational communication style and the actual needs of the professionals requesting the consultation. Solutions to the creation of this communicative impasse are offered.

publication date

  • July 1976