The necessity of collaboration between the Departments of Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry is an accepted idea. However, relevant literature reveals that collaboration between the two departments is not satisfactory. Rearrangement of relations between the two departments in Hacettepe University Ihsan Doğramaci Children's Hospital has been designated a goal. An education program will be planned accordingly. A questionnaire was designed to determine 65 pediatricians' knowledge, thoughts, expectations and needs about collaboration between the two departments; all were working in Hacettepe University Children's Hospital, in inpatient services, outpatient clinics or emergency services. An education program for consultation-liaison activities has been constituted to achieve the desired results. Efficacy of the program was discussed considering the features and tendencies of the two departments.

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Cengel SE, Semerci ZB. Pediatricians’ opinions about the problems between the departments of pediatrics and child psychiatry and possible solutions. Turk J Pediatr 2001; 43: 55-58.