Implementation of a Psychiatric Nurse-led Outreach Service for Adults Residing at Subvented Old Age Homes: A Hong Kong Experience. Fung, Y., L. & Chan, Z. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 3, 2016.
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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 gaps; grasping the pulse of changing healthcare service policies; involving relevant stakeholders in the planning process; validating service outcomes; 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); is efficient in terms of providing prompt psychiatric nursing interventions; is able to supply primary care advisors with practical advice in response to enquiries; and helps primary care providers to detect and manage the mental healthcare needs of older adults.
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