Psychogeriatric Service Delivery: An international perspective

Paperback | April 15, 2005

EditorBrian Draper, Pamela Melding, Henry Brodaty

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In an ageing world, the delivery of psychogeriatric services in an effective and efficient manner is an increasing concern for health service providers and administrators in both developed and developing countries. Despite awareness of the anticipated mental health needs of the ageingpopulation, services for older people have been slow to develop in many places, and in some places do not exist at all. This volume brings together the theory and practice of psychogeriatric service delivery from an international perspective. It examines the range of different service models, perspectives and ideas with the evidence-base for each, providing a unique resource for those planning and administeringpsychogeriatric services. The first section of the book discusses the theory behind psychogeriatric service delivery, including its history, service delivery principles, needs analysis, population-based service planning, economics and funding, and evidence-based service delivery. Section two concentrates on practice,describing examples of service delivery from a number of European, American, African, Asian and Australasian settings. The third section focuses on solutions, evaluating the range of delivery settings and considering the needs of both consumers and carers.

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In an ageing world, the delivery of psychogeriatric services in an effective and efficient manner is an increasing concern for health service providers and administrators in both developed and developing countries. Despite awareness of the anticipated mental health needs of the ageingpopulation, services for older people have been slow...

Brian Draper is at Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Psychiatry and School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Pamela Melding is at Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Services for Older People, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.84 inPublished:April 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198528256

ISBN - 13:9780198528258

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Section 11. John Snowdon and Tom Arie: The history of psychogeriatric services2. Edmond Chiu: Principles and best practice model of psychogeriatric service delivery3. Martin Prince and Peter Trebilco: Mental health services for older people: a developing countries perspective4. Pamela Melding: Principles of planning health services5. Brian Draper and Lee-Fay Low: Evidence-based psychogeriatric service deliverySection 26. Soo Borson, Christopher Colenda and Mary C. Lessig: Psychogeriatric services: current trends in the USA7. Kenneth I. Shulman and Carole A. Cohen: Psychogeriatric services: current trends in Canada8. John Wattis: Psychogeriatric services: current trends in the UK9. Helen Chiu: Psychogeriatric services: current trends in Asia10. Brian Draper, Pamela Melding and Henry Brodaty: Psychogeriatric services: current trends in Australia and New Zealand11. Sergio Tamai: Psychogeriatric services: current trends in Latin America12. Psychogeriatric services: current trends in Europe:Karen Ritchie, Joanna Norton, Alexander Kurz, Julia Hartmann, Tadeusz Parnowski, Catalina Tudose and Sture Eriksson: 13. Olusegun Baiyewu and Felix Potocnik: Psychogeriatric services: current trends in Nigeria and South AfricaSection 314. Ajit Shah and Shirish Bhatkal: Core service components - acute care15. John Snowdon: The role of psychogeriatric services in long-term residential care settings16. David K. Conn: Specialised service components17. Pamela Melding: Integrated service delivery and quality of care18. Jane Neese: Rural service delivery19. Henry Brodaty and Lee-Fay Low: Involvement of carers, consumers and the broader community20. Alastair Macdonald: Evaluation of service delivery21. Tom Dening and K S Shaji: Psychogeriatric service delivery with limited resources22. Brian Draper, Pamela Melding and Henry Brodaty: The future of psychogeriatric services

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`This is a good book. It addresses its massive, serious, still unfashionable, but important topic with humane sense and balance. It will take the cause several steps forward.'Psychological Medicine