Journal article

COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MEDICAL REFERRERS AND CHILD-PSYCHIATRY STAFF

S JONES, B JORDAN

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | AUSTRALIAN NZ J PSYCHIATRY | Published : 1993

Abstract

Communicating in organisations is often seen as the key to good practice, good relationships and good service. A survey was conducted on what communication was wanted by medical referrers to a Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, the types of feedback preferred, and its timing and content. The main finding was that paediatricians received different and better information about referred patients than general practitioners.