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Liaison mental health services 

Liaison mental health services
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Liaison mental health services
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10.1093/med/9780198568988.003.0014
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date: 08 December 2019

Liaison mental health services 386

The process of liaison mental health care 388

Liaison mental health nursing competencies 390

Working with specific physical and psychosomatic disorders 392

Assessing capacity to consent 394

Liaison mental health services (LMHS) provide support to non-mental health practitioners and services. They aim to meet the psychological and mental health needs of patients receiving primary treatment for a non-mental health problem. They may also offer services in emergency departments to patients whose presenting problem is one of mental distress. It is estimated that up to 65% of medical inpatients have psychiatric symptoms....

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