Hospital Psychology in Canada: Issues and Strategies
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Psychology has long been an important component of the services provided in Canadian hospitals. Most major centres' interdisciplinary teams include a number of psychologists. Nonetheless, recent restructurings have resulted in substantial negative consequences to hospital psychology staff and to their accessibility by patients. This article outlines the impact of recent changes on the recruitment and retention of hospital psychologists and offers recommendations for organizational changes to assist in overcoming these problems.
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