Editors: Paula C. Zimbrean, Mark A. Oldham, Hochang, Benjamin Lee
A Guide to Behavioral Healthcare for the Surgical Patient
In this book, Perioperative Psychiatry, Drs. Zimbrean, Oldham, and Lee have spelled out a compelling argument that team-based care for the surgical patient results in improved quality, enhanced safety, and better outcomes. While traditional models of surgical care have focused on the pathophysiology of surgical disease, the bio-psycho-social model of clinical medicine (developed and pioneered by Drs. George Engel and John Romano at the University of Rochester several decades ago) is embedded in the DNA of the institution where I serve as Chair of the Department of Surgery.