Barriers to care for depressed older people : perceptions of aged care among medical professionals
McCabe, Marita P., Davison, Tanya, Mellor, David and George, Kuruvilla 2009, Barriers to care for depressed older people : perceptions of aged care among medical professionals, International journal of aging and human development, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 53-64.
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The current study evaluated barriers to detection of depression among older people. Focus groups were conducted with 21 professional carers, 4 nurses, 10 general practitioners, and 7 aged care managers. The results demonstrated that care for older people is primarily focused on physical care. Further, staff resources, a lack of continuity of care, multiple co-morbidities, reluctance by older people to discuss depression, negative attitudes among carers, as well as a lack of skills all contributed to a failure to detect and treat depression. The implications of these findings for training programs for professional carers are discussed.
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170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
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