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nurse led clinics in psychiatry of old age

C Donaldson, N Tarrier, A Burns
OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of subgroups and individual symptoms of non-cognitive disturbance on the carers of Alzheimer's disease patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using clinically valid scales to assess patient symptomatology and self-report questionnaires to measure carer variables. SETTING: Old age psychiatry outreach services in South and Central Manchester. SUBJECTS: 100 patients with Alzheimer's disease living at home and their carers...
April 1998: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
J D Blum, F Redlich
Changes in the patterns of mental health care have led to shifts in the treatment roles of types of mental health personnel. The current contributions of mental health personnel in one geographic region were identified. Over 500 psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, psychiatric nurses, and mental health workers responded to questionnaires covering their personal background, training and education, treatment roles, salary, and attitudes. Unexpected findings about these groups included their overall youthfulness, differences in religion, the high proportions of nurses and mental health workers with advanced degrees; and occupational ratings for families of origin...
November 1980: Archives of General Psychiatry
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