Doctors and nurses : Referrals by general practitioners to different arms of an old age psychiatry service.
General practitioners'referrals to the medical and nursing arms of an old age psychiatry service over a 6-month period were examined retrospectively.
Doctors were referred patients with a past psychiatric history who had been known to the service, did not live alone and in whom first-line treatments had failed.
The nursing team were asked to carry out specific therapies by the GPs.
There were no differences in support, diagnosis or medication between the groups.
The need for multidisciplinary input to all referrals to services is stressed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Vieillard, Homme, Orientation, Malade, Médecin généraliste, Service hospitalier, Psychiatrie, Infirmier psychiatrique, Equipe soignante, Rôle thérapeutique, Santé mentale, Royaume Uni, Europe, Filière soins
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Elderly, Human, Orientation, Patient, General practitioner, Hospital ward, Psychiatry, Psychiatric nurse, Health care staff, Therapeutic role, Mental health, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0023113
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 21/05/1997.