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Psychiatrists campaign to attract colleagues to treat HIV-disease patients.


Can Med Assoc J. 1995 Sep 1;153(5):647-9. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The shortage of psychiatrists willing to treat patients with HIV infection has become so severe the Canadian Psychiatric Association has launched a campaign to try and encourage more specialists to enter the field. At the heart of the campaign is a booklet, Consultant/Mentor Directory for HIV Disease and Psychiatry, that provides a network of 40 psychiatrists across the country who regularly deal with HIV-infected patients. They want to encourage colleagues to do the same. There aren't a lot of psychiatrists seeing people with HIV disease, maintains Dr. Allan Peterkin, chair of the CPA Working Group on HIV Disease and Psychiatry. He worries that the shortage has led to some ghettoization of treatment.

Canada Human HIV Infections/*PSYCHOLOGY Mental Health Services/*SUPPLY & DISTRIBUTION Psychiatry/MANPOWER JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in November 30, 1995. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.