ERIC Number: ED284119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Child Psychiatry in Pediatrics: Existential Economics.
Gorski, Peter A.
This paper briefly describes the Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, which is the child development and mental health clinical, research, and training center for the Department of Pediatrics at Evanston Hospital and Northwestern University Medical Center in Illinois. Responsibilities of the child psychiatrists within this division are explained and the tentative nature of the relationship between the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics is noted. It is stressed that theoretical and economic obstacles must be overcome before the two disciplines can collaborate in the best interests of children and families. The role of the pediatrician is discussed and the quality of the physician-family relationship is considered. Since both child psychiatry and pediatrics direct their primary effort at supporting the fullest well-being of children, it is concluded that pediatric training should correct its current academic deviation back toward a course of comprehensive health delivery; and that both child psychiatry and pediatrics should work to collaboratively enrich each other's diagnostic and therapeutic insights. (NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Baltimore, MD, April 23-26, 1987).