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Detecting Psychosocial Stress

Stress due to physical or emotional problems (psychosocial stress) causes various medical, social, and economic consequences in patients with somatic complaints. Therefore, early detection and treatment of psychosocial stress in hospital patients is important. Data on the prevalence of psychosocial stress in acute hospitals is unclear due to the low probability of detection and treatment. To improve detection and treatment of psychosocial stress, this Policy Brief recommends:

i) increasing knowledge and awareness of psychosocial stress among hospital staff and patients

ii) promoting interprofessional collaboration in acute care hospitals

iii) facilitating access to support services for psychosocial stress in acute care hospitals


Stakeholders: Representatives from research and practice

SLHS Lead: Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss TPH

Author: Nicola Julia Aebi

Policy Brief (available in German): Download PDF

Key Messages: German, English, French, Italian

Summary of Stakeholder Dialogue (available in German): Download PDF

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