Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic posed new challenges for integrated health care worldwide. Our study aimed to describe newly implemented structures and procedures of psychosocial consultation and liaison (CL) services in Europe and beyond, and to highlight emerging needs for co-operation. Methods: Cross-sectional online survey from June to October 2021, using a self-developed 25-item questionnaire in four language versions (English, French, Italian, German). Dissemination was via national professional societies, working groups, and heads of CL services. Results: Of the participating 259 CL services from Europe, Iran, and parts of Canada, 222 reported COVID-19 related psychosocial care (COVID-psyCare) in their hospital. Among these, 86.5% indicated that specific COVID-psyCare co-operation structures had been established. 50.8% provided specific COVID-psyCare for patients, 38.2% for relatives, and 77.0% for staff. Over half of the time resources were invested for patients. About a services, were reported as most useful. Concerning emerging needs, 58.1% of the CL services providing COVIDpsyCare expressed wishes for mutual information exchange and support, and 64.0% suggested specific changes patients, their relatives, or staff. Mostly, resources were committed to patient care and specific interventions

COVID-19-related consultation-liaison (CL) mental health services in general hospitals: A perspective from Europe and beyond / Schaefert, Rainer; Stein, Barbara; Meinlschmidt, Gunther; Roemmel, Noa; Blanch, Jordi; Boye, Birgitte; Carqueja, Eduardo; De Matteis, Tiziano; Dineen, Peter; Doherty, Anne M; Ferrari, Silvia; Lanvin, Victoria; Lee, William; Lemmens, Gilbert M D; Lemogne, Cédric; Małyszczak, Krzysztof; Mendes-Pedro, António; Nejatisafa, Ali-Akbar; Räsänen, Sami; Rosen, Benjamin; Simões do Couto, Frederico; Syngelakis, Markos; Tarricone, Ilaria; Van der Feltz-Cornelis, Christina M; Huber, Christian G; Fazekas, Christian; Vitinius, Frank. - In: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH. - ISSN 0022-3999. - 167:(2023), pp. 1-13. [10.1016/j.jpsychores.2023.111183]

COVID-19-related consultation-liaison (CL) mental health services in general hospitals: A perspective from Europe and beyond

Ferrari, Silvia;Tarricone, Ilaria;
2023

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Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic posed new challenges for integrated health care worldwide. Our study aimed to describe newly implemented structures and procedures of psychosocial consultation and liaison (CL) services in Europe and beyond, and to highlight emerging needs for co-operation. Methods: Cross-sectional online survey from June to October 2021, using a self-developed 25-item questionnaire in four language versions (English, French, Italian, German). Dissemination was via national professional societies, working groups, and heads of CL services. Results: Of the participating 259 CL services from Europe, Iran, and parts of Canada, 222 reported COVID-19 related psychosocial care (COVID-psyCare) in their hospital. Among these, 86.5% indicated that specific COVID-psyCare co-operation structures had been established. 50.8% provided specific COVID-psyCare for patients, 38.2% for relatives, and 77.0% for staff. Over half of the time resources were invested for patients. About a services, were reported as most useful. Concerning emerging needs, 58.1% of the CL services providing COVIDpsyCare expressed wishes for mutual information exchange and support, and 64.0% suggested specific changes patients, their relatives, or staff. Mostly, resources were committed to patient care and specific interventions
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COVID-19-related consultation-liaison (CL) mental health services in general hospitals: A perspective from Europe and beyond / Schaefert, Rainer; Stein, Barbara; Meinlschmidt, Gunther; Roemmel, Noa; Blanch, Jordi; Boye, Birgitte; Carqueja, Eduardo; De Matteis, Tiziano; Dineen, Peter; Doherty, Anne M; Ferrari, Silvia; Lanvin, Victoria; Lee, William; Lemmens, Gilbert M D; Lemogne, Cédric; Małyszczak, Krzysztof; Mendes-Pedro, António; Nejatisafa, Ali-Akbar; Räsänen, Sami; Rosen, Benjamin; Simões do Couto, Frederico; Syngelakis, Markos; Tarricone, Ilaria; Van der Feltz-Cornelis, Christina M; Huber, Christian G; Fazekas, Christian; Vitinius, Frank. - In: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH. - ISSN 0022-3999. - 167:(2023), pp. 1-13. [10.1016/j.jpsychores.2023.111183]
Schaefert, Rainer; Stein, Barbara; Meinlschmidt, Gunther; Roemmel, Noa; Blanch, Jordi; Boye, Birgitte; Carqueja, Eduardo; De Matteis, Tiziano; Dineen, Peter; Doherty, Anne M; Ferrari, Silvia; Lanvin, Victoria; Lee, William; Lemmens, Gilbert M D; Lemogne, Cédric; Małyszczak, Krzysztof; Mendes-Pedro, António; Nejatisafa, Ali-Akbar; Räsänen, Sami; Rosen, Benjamin; Simões do Couto, Frederico; Syngelakis, Markos; Tarricone, Ilaria; Van der Feltz-Cornelis, Christina M; Huber, Christian G; Fazekas, Christian; Vitinius, Frank
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