Defining best practices for specialty geriatric mental health outreach services: lessons for implementing mental health reform.

@article{Sullivan2004DefiningBP,
  title={Defining best practices for specialty geriatric mental health outreach services: lessons for implementing mental health reform.},
  author={Mary Pat Sullivan and Linda Kessler and J Kenneth Le Clair and Paul Stolee and Whitney Berta},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2004},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={458-66}
}
OBJECTIVE This paper reviews fundamental areas that inform best practices for outreach services as they relate to shared care, education, and program and systems development and illustrates a framework for defining best practices. METHOD We examined literature that addresses the needs and characteristics of older persons with mental illness, studies that investigate geriatric mental health outreach services, and relevant theoretical developments. In addition, we synthesized some of the health… CONTINUE READING