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consultation

 [kon″sul-ta´shun]
1. a deliberation of two or more health care professionals about diagnosis or treatment in a particular case.
2. the provision of expert advice and counseling by an individual with specialized knowledge, as a statistician consulting with health care team members regarding study design.
3. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as using expert knowledge to work with those who seek help in problem-solving to enable individuals, families, groups, or agencies to achieve identified goals.
consultation-liaison provision of psychiatric services at the request of another health professional, often for physically ill patients in a nonpsychiatric hospital.
telephone consultation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as eliciting patient's concerns, listening, and providing support, information, or teaching in response to the patient's stated concerns over the telephone.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·sul·ta·tion

(kon'sŭl-tā'shŭn),
Meeting of two or more physicians or surgeons to evaluate the nature and progress of disease in a particular patient and to establish diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

consultation

(kŏn′səl-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of consulting.
2.
a. A conference at which advice is given or views are exchanged.
b. A meeting between physicians to discuss the diagnosis or treatment of a case.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

consultation

Medspeak-UK
(1) Consultant episode (hospital provider), see there.
(2) Deliberation between two or more bodies on a certain matter of mutual interest.

Vox populi-UK
The active discourse and weighing of the opinions of stakeholders and patients before making decisions.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

consultation

Consult A service type provided by a physician whose opinion or advice regarding evaluation and/or management of a specific problem requested by another physician or other appropriate source; a formal or, less commonly, informal, 2nd opinion obtained from a consultant, which may be sought by an attending physician regarding a diagnosis or therapeutic plan being considered in the context of Pt management. See Second opinion Medical practice The performance by another physician or health professional of a specific diagnostic or therapeutic task, without transfer of responsibility for the Pt's care or even for ongoing management of the Pt's problem. See Consultant, Episodic consultation, Health consultation, Pathology consultation, Teleconsultation, Video consultation, Virtual consultation. Cf Referral.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·sul·ta·tion

(kon'sŭl-tā'shŭn)
Meeting of two or more physicians or surgeons to evaluate the nature and progress of disease in a particular patient and to establish diagnosis, prognosis, and/or therapy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

consultation

A clinical occasion on which the advice and medical care of a doctor is sought.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

con·sul·ta·tion

(kon'sŭl-tā'shŭn)
Meeting of two or more dentists, physicians, or surgeons to evaluate the nature and progress of disease in a particular patient and to establish diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about consultation

Q. What would you look for in a fitness consultation trainer? Dear new friends, If you were going to choose a personal trainer for a fitness consultation, what would you look for in that trainer? Is what they ‘look like’ important? Or the years of experience? Or the advice on Nutrition? Would his qualifications matter?

A. i think i would go with an educated one. and someone that you see is fit- if he is fit that means it's important to him and he'll continue learning about new things. and if he is educated and have a degrwee- he'll have the skill to do so.

Q. I suspect that I may have Bipolar. I have not consulted with anyone so far. I am confused. I am suffering from emotional stress for quite some time and I realized that things are going out of my control. I suspect that I may have Bipolar. I have not consulted with anyone so far but I would like to know am I a bipolar?

A. Dagmar is right it will do you no good to self diagnose yourself. Go to your doctor and talk to the doctor about how you have been feeling, your doctor should test you for a proper diagnosis. If you do indeed have bipolar disorder then you can begin treatments that will teach you to manage the illness. But go see a doctor, preferably ask for a referral to a psychaitrist.

Q. We have not consulted a physician yet. I need some guidance and suggestion. My mom aged 54 is under depression for the past 4 years. Often she gets angry for unwanted issues and is alone. Is this due to age factor? We have not consulted a physician yet. I need some guidance and suggestion.

A. Hi, Anger is an emotional outcome as young one too gets angry for silly issues. This has nothing to do with the age rather maturity goes with the age. As your mom is getting older, she could have been affected psychologically. May be you need to spend quality time with your mom and engage her in spiritual or other activities of her interest? According to the National Institutes of Health, out of 35 million people aged 65 or above, about 2.5 million suffer from full-blow depression and 5 million suffer from less severe forms of depression. My dad after taking anti-depressant is normal and enjoying life. I shall suggest you to consult a physician without any more delay.

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Practice patterns in paediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry: a national survey.
Psychosomatic medicine: An introduction to consultation-liaison psychiatry [Internet].
Mental capacity assessment was inadequately performed by primary care physicians and consultation-liaison psychiatrists.
The Consultation-Liaison Service is one of several specialist services offered by HMC's Psychiatry Department.
In view of the extremely few referrals from social welfare workers and institutions, and the fact that there were none at all from teachers, school counsellors, schools or corrective institutions/ remand homes, the new unit has planned a series of outreach programmes to educate and encourage them to identify and refer cases, and similarly establish a consultation-liaison relationship.
The next keynote address was from deputy director of the Ministry of Health's mental health directorate and consultation-liaison psychiatrist, Charles Hornabrook, who spoke about recent changes at the Ministry, including the Horn" Report.
child and adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, public or community psychiatry).
There are tracks for adult/gero, child/adolescent, consultation-liaison, education and research.
Evaluating the role of a psychiatric consultation-liaison nurse in the Australian general hospital.
"When we say children don't get delirium, it is because it is very rarely diagnosed by pediatricians, and most consultation-liaison psychiatrists don't bump into it," Dr.

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