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Title: Implementation of a psychiatric nurse-led outreach service for adults residing at subvented old age homes : a Hong Kong experience
Authors: Fung, YL
Chan, Z 
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Issues in mental health nursing, 2016, p. 1-6 How to cite?
Journal: Issues in mental health nursing 
Abstract: This paper reports on the implementation of a pioneering psychiatric nurse-led service that was designed to address the unmet mental healthcare needs of adults residing at subvented old age homes. It also describes features of potentially wider relevance to nurses interested in developing healthcare service for other underserved populations. We highlight the view that the crux of developing a successful service involves understanding existing service gapsMergeCell grasping the pulse of changing healthcare service policiesMergeCell involving relevant stakeholders in the planning processMergeCell validating service outcomesMergeCell and seeking support from management. A central goal of the service was to enhance the accessibility of mental healthcare services to the needy. The data was collected over a 5-year period. Our study suggests that this model of service is preferred by service users (both the care providers and the residents in the old age homes)MergeCell is efficient in terms of providing prompt psychiatric nursing interventionsMergeCell is able to supply primary care advisors with practical advice in response to enquiriesMergeCell and helps primary care providers to detect and manage the mental healthcare needs of older adults. 2016 Copyright
ISSN: 0161-2840
EISSN: 0161-2840
DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2015.1015698
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