The planning and organization of services for older adults

Pamela S. Melding

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI:
The planning and organization of services for older adults

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Worldwide, population ageing is driving the development of mental health services for older adults. Finite resources, burgeoning costs, expanding therapeutic repertoires, and increasing consumer interest in involvement in health care is challenging health organizations to develop effective, efficient, and economic patient- centred services for older adults. Fundamentally, the quality of services is dependent on health personnel working with their patients and other providers, towards shared aims of improving health outcomes and quality of life. Clinicians’ adaptability, flexibility, responsiveness, availability for patients, and willingness to collaborate are the keys to success in developing future services for older adults.

Chapter.  7032 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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