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26/05/2008

Tool Information

Settings: Residence for Older People
MHP Steps: Implementation | Needs Analysis
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website

Evaluation: No
Available Formats: Soft Copy
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Organisation
Tool Type: Educational/Training
Download(s): Who Cares Wins - 368 KB

Tool Description

This report draws attention to the neglected clinical problem of mental disorder affecting older people admitted to general hospitals and calls for the development of specialist liaison mental health services for older people. It takes account of the best level of evidence where it applies to older people. The present delivery of mental health services for older people in general hospitals is by the process of consultation. The superior method of multidisciplinary liaison is established for working age adults as a developed speciality. This approach should be established for older people and a failure to do so represents an ageist policy.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: General use in one country
Tool mainly used in: United Kingdom
Stage of Development: Recently produced(2-3 years)
Evaluation and Research: Referenced widely
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No reference to active participation

Contact Details

Organisation Name: The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Address: 17 Belgrave Square
Postal Code: London SW1X 8PG
Country: United Kingdom
Email: rcpsych@rcpsych.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7235 2351

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