The Role of Psychology and Psychiatry in General Hospital Settings in Alabama
availability of psychiatric units & staff & treatment, general hospitals, Alabama
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Investigated the availability of psychiatric units in general hospitals, the variety of staff personnel employed, and the range of treatment methods utilized in Alabama. 36% of the responding hospitals provided inpatient psychiatric services. Larger hospitals were more apt to provide these services. The type of staff employed and treatment utilized were similar for both psychiatric institutions and general community hospitals. 89% of the hospitals providing psychiatric services employed psychologists (PhDs and/or MAs). Findings are discussed with reference to the expanding role of psychology at the community level. Emphasis is given to the need for training programs at general hospitals.
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Professional Psychology, v. 10, issue 6, p. 793-799
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Thompson, Joel Kevin; Collins, Frank L.; and Jenkins, Chester W., "The Role of Psychology and Psychiatry in General Hospital Settings in Alabama" (1979). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2052.