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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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RINCON-HOYOS, Hernán G et al. Integrative Psychosocial Care in Catastrophic Illness. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2006, vol.35, suppl.1, pp.44-71. ISSN 0034-7450.

Medical Surgical Catastrophic Illness (MSIC) is defined as an acute or chronic lifethreatening disease or with risk of important disability. MSI-C is frequently associated with Psychosocial Disorders influencing the outcome due to effects on the rehabilitation process, quality of life and compliance. The development of integrative models of care that cover medical, psychological and social aspects is necessary in order to offer treatment to the person with MSI-C. Since Law 100 of 1993 was passed, Colombia ruled an integrative model of care for catastrophic illness. Noteworthy, implementation of these programs has been slow. In this article a theoretical model of integrative psychosocial care that follows recommendations of Engel's Biopsychosocial Model and the Cognitive Medicine model developed by one of the authors (HR). The model includes necessary aspects and procedures for its implementation according to Colombian Law.

Palavras-chave : Psychiatry; psychology; psychosomatic medicine; catastrophic illness; mental disorders.

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