Older persons mental health in rural Australia: testing a model for integration

Suzanne Dawson, Candice Oster, Debra O'Kane, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Sharon Lawn, Julie Henderson, Adam Gerace, Richard Reed, Jeffrey Fuller

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    Abstract

    Introduction and problem: There is significant unmet need for mental health care for older persons in Australia, with those living in rural communities particularly disadvantaged in terms of availability and access to services. Linkages and collaboration between health and social services has been advocated in national policies, though integrated primary mental health care for older people in the Australian context remains problematic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    JournalInternational Journal of Integrated Care
    Volume14
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event2nd World Congress on Integrated Care: 21st Century Integrated Care: serving citizens, patients and communities, - SMC Conference Centre, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 23 Nov 201425 Nov 2014

    Keywords

    • Older persons
    • Elderly
    • Mental Health
    • Rural Australia
    • Bush
    • Integrated health care

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