Wattis, John and Curran, Stephen (2014) Referral to the old age psychiatry services. In: The Care Home Handbook. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, p. 344. ISBN 978-1-118-31462-3Metadata only available from this repository.
This section deals with the interface between care homes and mental health services for old people. Mental illnesses are common in care home residents but often not recognised. Depression in particular is easily missed but responds to treatment. Care staff observations on residents provide vital help to mental health services in assessing patients. In making a referral (usually through the GP) it is important to state how urgently the resident needs to be seen. Many old age mental health service now provide a care homes liaison team who can give informal advice and may be able to help with training.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research|
|Depositing User:||John Wattis|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jan 2015 12:28|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2015 12:28|
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