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ISHLD mental health smhsop / liaison sercvice model

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Introduction: There is a clear association of physical/

    psychiatric co-morbidity with increased mortality and

    morbidity among elderly. Cost effective benefits of C–L

    Psychiatry to the community and institution is well known

    as type and severity of problems precipitating inpatient

    care have changed, with increasingly frail and medically

    complex patients becoming today’s norm.

    Objectives: We report a SMHOP Liaison service model

    developed specifically to cater the demands of unique challenges

    faced by the regional area. In particular, in a newly

    established specialist Mental Health unit for older persons

    in Illawarra this model aims to support the public inpatients

    of a general hospital

    Findings and conclusions: Effective psycho geriatric

    Liaison services model require an integrated range of

    hospital and community-based staff and resources which

    should be utilised in a style acceptable to the user, geriatricians,

    staff and other professionals. Challenges include a

    willingness to be resourceful in providing services. It is

    much more likely that effective integrated psycho geriatric –

    liaison services model will become a reality if these challenges

    are met. By working together as an interdisciplinary

    team including geriatricians these challenges can be converted

    into opportunities that answer our regional workforce

    shortages.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Burhan, A. & Pai, N. Brahmavar. (2012). ISHLD mental health smhsop / liaison sercvice model. In RANZCP 2012 Congress: Cells Circuits & Syndromes, 20-24 May, Hobart, Tasmania. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 (S1), 66-67.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866786071

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/512

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 66

End Page


  • 67

Volume


  • 46

Issue


  • S1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Introduction: There is a clear association of physical/

    psychiatric co-morbidity with increased mortality and

    morbidity among elderly. Cost effective benefits of C–L

    Psychiatry to the community and institution is well known

    as type and severity of problems precipitating inpatient

    care have changed, with increasingly frail and medically

    complex patients becoming today’s norm.

    Objectives: We report a SMHOP Liaison service model

    developed specifically to cater the demands of unique challenges

    faced by the regional area. In particular, in a newly

    established specialist Mental Health unit for older persons

    in Illawarra this model aims to support the public inpatients

    of a general hospital

    Findings and conclusions: Effective psycho geriatric

    Liaison services model require an integrated range of

    hospital and community-based staff and resources which

    should be utilised in a style acceptable to the user, geriatricians,

    staff and other professionals. Challenges include a

    willingness to be resourceful in providing services. It is

    much more likely that effective integrated psycho geriatric –

    liaison services model will become a reality if these challenges

    are met. By working together as an interdisciplinary

    team including geriatricians these challenges can be converted

    into opportunities that answer our regional workforce

    shortages.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Burhan, A. & Pai, N. Brahmavar. (2012). ISHLD mental health smhsop / liaison sercvice model. In RANZCP 2012 Congress: Cells Circuits & Syndromes, 20-24 May, Hobart, Tasmania. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 (S1), 66-67.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866786071

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/512

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 66

End Page


  • 67

Volume


  • 46

Issue


  • S1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia