This article describes the evolution of a primary care geriatric psychiatry program which serves clinical, educational, and research functions.
Program development proceeded through stages of liaison using research, focusing on primary care attendings, and developing the common interest of geriatrics.
Collaborative research with external funding has continued.
A geriatric psychiatry primary care fellowship program was established.
Clinical activity is based on consultation-liaison work in nursing homes, an outpatient dementia clinic, a general hospital medical service, and the outpatient clinic.
Fellows are involved in training both psychiatry and primary care residents.
Necessary components of a successful collaboration include : 1) primary care physicians with an interest in and aptitude for psychiatric issues ; 2) delivery of service and training based on an assessment of the primary care site's needs ; 3) a physical presence in the primary care site.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie liaison, Travail équipe, Soin santé primaire, Gériatrie, Ambulatoire, Personnel sanitaire, Santé mentale, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Liaison psychiatry, Team work, Primary health care, Geriatrics, Ambulatory, Health staff, Mental health, Elderly, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 10/04/1997.