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Psychiatric consultation in the world of work.
Reducing occupational stress: proceedings of a conference May 10-12, 1977, Westchester Division, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center. McLean A; Black B; Colligan M, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-140, 1978 Apr; :108-110
A study of psychiatric intervention in an industrial setting to determine the usefulness of psychiatric consultation has been conducted. The consultation model is a part-time psychiatrist working within the medical department. Employees are self-referred or referred by physicians, nurses, personnel specialists or managers. The retention rate for psychiatric patients exceeded 60% for periods up to 3 years after initial consultation. More than half of these employees were rated as exceeding job requirements or outstanding by their manager. Significantly, 59% of the subgroup of 83 initially rated as unsatisfactory were retained in the business after intervention and were performing satisfactorily at the time of follow-up. This study illustrates the value of in-house psychiatric consultation and highlights the successful employment of psychiatric patients. Opportunities for primary prevention require close collaboration of management, labor, and clinical support systems.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0041; Occupational-medicine; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Mental-disorders; Medical-personnel; Psychological-stress; Workers
McLean A; Black B; Colligan M
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-140; Contract-210-77-0041
Reducing occupational stress: proceedings of a conference May 10-12, 1977, Westchester Division, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
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