Mental health referral

A weak link in comprehensive care of children with chronic physical illness

Barbara Sabbeth, Ruth E. K. Stein

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Abstract

Although children with chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for mental health problems, they and their families receive few mental health services. For a number of reasons, it is unusually difficult to refer these youngsters to traditional mental health resources and this may contribute to the paucity of services that they receive. Significant barriers to referral are contributed by each participant in the process: Families, medical staff, and mental health providers. Alternative approaches to the delivery of services to this high-risk population are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990

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Child Care
Mental Health
Chronic Disease
Referral and Consultation
Health Resources
Medical Staff
Mental Health Services
Population

Keywords

  • Child care
  • Chronic illness
  • Health care delivery
  • Mental health
  • Referral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychology(all)

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