The difficulty of making psychology research and clinical practice relevant to medicine: Experiences and observations

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Abstract

Psychology and medicine research and practice have demonstrated substantial and unique bodies of knowledge designed to both improve patient care and respond to contemporary health care needs for use of evidence and cost consciousness. At their full potential they represent a significant paradigm shift in healthcare. Despite impressive successes, it is clear that we are just on the cusp of such a change. These findings have had limited impact and penetration into medical practice, particularly outside of academic medicine and large, organized systems of health care, and there are multiple examples of such limitations in various arenas of health care. There also appear to be common themes to such examples which provide us opportunities to consider how psychologists might move things ahead. They also suggest how our unique position in academic medicine can both limit our impact and provide ways of creating continued shifts in the healthcare paradigm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health care change
  • Health care finance
  • Integration
  • Psychology and medicine
  • Psychology research and practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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