A Meeting of Minds

  • What is Children’s Mental Health Care?

    Mar 28, 13 • Children's Mental Health CareComments Off on What is Children’s Mental Health Care?

    Editor’s note: The following comments are by Dr. Howard King, the editor of this blog.  Dr. Gold is just as she describes herself, below.  I have great admiration and respect for her training and experience as a psychosocial pediatrician.  Why did I ask for her permission to reprint the blog she wrote below? She wrote [&hellip... Read more…

  • The Silo Effect

    Mar 26, 13 • Patient Care1 Comment

    Ed. Note – Over time, I have tried to provide parity between physical and emotional aspects of care. Up to now I have been able to do both with equal justice. But it has become an increasing challenge, given how advocates of physical care insist they deserve priority. Isn’t there room for compromise? I was [&hellip... Read more…

  • How Much Time Should Pediatricians Spend Doing Psychosocial Assessments?

    Mar 22, 13 • Managing TimeComments Off on How Much Time Should Pediatricians Spend Doing Psychosocial Assessments?

    Ed. Note – I observed in my ten years in the Mass. AAP mental health task force that we rarely discussed the role of time in how we approach the psychosocial assessment of children and families. The October 2012 task force meeting provided such an opportunity. The mental health task force recently allowed us consider [&hellip... Read more…

  • Welcome to Parents and Doctors as Partners

    Feb 25, 13 • IntroductionsComments Off on Welcome to Parents and Doctors as Partners

    This is my first blog.  Before I share anything else, let me clarify something about the title, first, the use of the word, “Doctors.”  I am a pediatrician.  I hope pediatricians will be interested in its contents.  But the use of the word, “doctors,” is only a substitute for any professional who would like to [&hellip... Read more…