Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Psychiatr Serv. 1998 Sep;49(9):1197-202.

Guidelines for prescribing psychiatrists in consultative, collaborative, and supervisory relationships.

Author information

  • 1McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02178, USA. sederel@mcleanpo.mclean.org

Abstract

Most psychiatrists enter into a variety of professional relationships with other clinicians in which they prescribe medications or make recommendations about pharmacotherapy. This paper describes a set of guidelines for prescribing psychiatrists involved in consultation, collaboration, and supervision with other clinicians. The guidelines were developed by psychiatrists for the Harvard Risk Management Foundation. The terms consultation, collaboration, and supervision are defined, and the psychiatrist's roles and responsibilities in each type of arrangement are described. The guidelines limit consultation and collaboration to relationships with professionals who are licensed or credentialed. Based on the definitions, the paper describes a structure for working with other clinicians, which begins with a thorough assessment of the context and circumstances of the clinical situation. The guidelines strongly encourage structured communication among clinicians and with the patient and significant others, as well as clarification by clinicians of their respective responsibilities for treatment and follow-up.

PMID:
9735962
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Silverchair Information Systems
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk