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The Integration of Palliative Care Into Medical Care

Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 2014;16(3):doi:10.4088/PCC.14f01670
10.4088/PCC.14f01670

Through this column, we hope that practitioners in general medical settings will gain a more complete knowledge of the many patients who are likely to benefit from brief psychotherapeutic interventions. A close working relationship between primary care and psychiatry can serve to enhance patient outcome.

Dr Schuyler is a psychiatrist on the palliative care team at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr Franklin is a geriatrician and internist on the palliative care team at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.