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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.