Table 2

Scope of the Psychiatrist's Role in the Life Care Plan

Premorbid psychiatric disorders
Psychiatric disorders related to the injury or chronic illness
Personality traits and disorders
Prognosis of psychiatric illness
Psychosocial history and family dynamics
Psychosocial functioning and limitations
Vocational functioning and limitations
Psychological adjustment to disability
Educational and vocational needs
Attendant care or facility care
Psychiatric treatment: medications, psychotherapy, and higher levels of care such as intensive outpatient treatment or hospitalization
Interventional psychiatry: electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic therapy, intravenous ketamine
Psychiatric standard of care
Referrals to specialists
Costs of treatment