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Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

UBC Training Objectives – Consult-Liaison Psychiatry (the link opens a PDF file)

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

  • Site: Royal Columbian Hospital
  • The consult-liaison department at the Royal Columbian Hospital focuses on the diagnosis and management of psychiatric symptoms that occur in the context of medical and surgical illnesses. This includes the co-occurrence of psychiatric and medical illness, psychiatric co-morbidity associated with the pathophysiological aspects of medical conditions, and the psychological reactions to trauma, medical illness and surgical interventions.
  • As the major trauma and surgical centre for the Fraser region, we see a wide range of conditions, including the psychiatry associated with head injuries and trauma, delirium, and psychiatric aspects of cardiac and neurological conditions. We offer evidence-based psychiatric evaluations and treatments for patients with psychiatric difficulties in the context of a variety of medical illnesses.
  • Our team consists of 3 psychiatrists, availability of 2 neuropsychologists, and a dedicated consultation-liaison nurse. We provide patient-centered care, with psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and neuropsychological testing.
  • There is ongoing teaching in the format of didactic seminars, case based learning, and resident presentations. Residents are seen as educators who may contribute to the training of medical students or junior residents.
  • The consultation-liaison department offer a 3-month core rotation as well as flexible elective opportunities for senior residents. We provide training rotations for non-psychiatry program PGY1s. We function as a team and provide a diverse teaching milieu.

The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Program Lead is Dr. Megan Roberts