Of horses and zebras: Offering psychiatric consults in emergency room settings

Academic Article

Abstract

  • What is the role of the consultation-liaison psychiatrist in the medical evaluation of psychiatric patients in the emergency care setting? Frequently, when patients with psychiatric diagnoses are seen for medical complaints in urgent care settings, the attending psychiatrist is called to help with the assessment and disposition of the patient. Through the review of two cases, this article discusses the role of the consultant psychiatrist in helping with the evaluation of such patients. It also discusses how the consultant can be an advocate for the patient, while helping to provide information for medical providers.
  • Authors

    Pubmed Id

  • 27627328
  • Author List

  • Kukoyi OA
  • Start Page

  • 55
  • End Page

  • 57
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 6