Integrating Behavioral Health into a Transplantation Service-One Institution's Approach

Author(s): Paula Marcus*

Journal Name: Current Psychiatry Reviews
Continued as Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews

Volume 13 , Issue 1 , 2017


Abstract:

Background: The epidemics of obesity, diabetes and hypertension as well as the high prevalence of Hepatitis C are the major contributors to end stage organ disease. Transplantation is the definitive cure for end stage organ failure. There is a high prevalence of depression, anxiety and substance abuse in transplant candidates and their caregivers. Integrating behavioral health into a transplant program helps to identify psychosocial problems, promotes treatment of these underlying conditions and improves outcomes.

Objective: The goal of the article is to describe one institution’s embedded multidisciplinary psychosocial program for transplant patients.

Keywords: Integrated care, organ transplantation, psychiatric consultation, behavioral health, organ disease, hepatitis C.

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VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2017
Published on: 07 November, 2016
Page: [20 - 22]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1573400513666161108105410
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