Commentary: Psychologist researcher-clinicians: The general medical setting beckons!
Clinical psychologists increasingly recognize that general medical settings offer meaningful opportunities to pursue varied research and clinical interests. Colleagues wishing to evaluate and refine their clinical interventions will find the medical milieu challenging but also hospitable to these pursuits. The research to be conducted in general medical settings requires particular consideration of the ecologic validity of transferring treatments across service delivery settings; the choice of control conditions, such as usual care; randomization by practice rather than patient or physician; and the complexity in ascribing causality to multifaceted interventions. © 2006 American Psychological Association. Published by Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the American Psychological Association. All rights reserved.
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