Delirium and dementia in acute hospitals: assessing the impact of RMN input

Emma Law

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    Abstract

    There is evidence that provision for the mental health needs of older people in acute hospitals is generally poor. This article describes a study undertaken over a nine-month period at Perth Royal Infirmary, a 317-bed district general hospital. The study sought to measure the impact of input from an RMN in an acute hospital setting and within a multidisciplinary liaison model. The article examines the implications, preparation, implementation and evaluation of RMN input, and the baseline knowledge and expectations of acute hospital staff when caring for patients with dementia and delirium.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-39
    Number of pages5
    JournalNursing Older People
    Volume20
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Delirium
    • Dementia
    • Great Britain
    • Hospitals
    • Humans
    • Needs Assessment
    • Psychiatric Nursing
    • Questionnaires

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