Interesting to hear of the new centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making(CeMPED)at the University of Sydney under the management of Professor Butow (Psychology), Professor Martin Tattersall (Medicine) and Associate Professor Alexandra Barratt (Public Health).
Psychological concerns are overlooked in illness yet psychological disorders often occur at greater rates in people diagnosed with medical conditions than the general public.
The goal of the new centre is to redress this stuation and provide understanding of health from both a medical and psychological perspective. CeMPED will have psychologists, nurses, doctors and public health professionals on board.
What a fabulous and long overdue initiative!