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A holiday for long-stay psychogeriatric patients

  • Jane McCarthy (a1) and Yong-Lock Ong (a2)
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In recent years there has been increasing interest in long-stay psychogeriatric patients. Hilton et al (1989) and Anderson (1990) have described the profile and characteristics of this population, confirming clinical impressions of the severe degree of cognitive impairment and high dependency levels among such patients. At the same time, there has been a trend towards more active intervention in the type of care provided, moving away from the traditional custodial approach and towards more supportive continuing care models.

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Anderson, J. (1990) The TAPS Project 1: Previous psychiatric diagnosis and current disability of long-stay psychogeriatric patients, British Journal of Psychiatry, 156, 661666.
Hilton, Z., Ong, Y.-L., Richardson, A. et al (1989) A profile of long-stay psychogeriatric patients. British Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 782786.
Pattie, A. H. & Gilleard, C. J. (1979) Manual of the Clifton Assessment Procedure for the Elderly (CAPE). Sevenoaks: Hodder & Stoughton.
Schwoon, D. R. (1980) A holiday with psychiatric long-term patients. Psychiatric Practice, 104112.
Whelan, E. & Speake, B. (1980) Scale for Assessing Coping Skills (COPEWELL). Manchester: Copewell.
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A holiday for long-stay psychogeriatric patients

  • Jane McCarthy (a1) and Yong-Lock Ong (a2)
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