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Patients' and carers' journeys through older people's mental health services: Powerful tools for learning

Doherty, D. and Benbow, S. M. and Craig, J. and Smith, C. (2009) Patients' and carers' journeys through older people's mental health services: Powerful tools for learning. Dementia, 8 (4). pp. 501-513. ISSN 1471-3012

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Mapping the patient journey is a way of investigating the experiences of
people using older people‟s mental health services, particularly those with a
dementia. It is a useful concept for patients and their families and enables
them to tell their stories in a way which carries the potential for improving and
developing the service. Similarly it is a useful concept for health and social
care professionals in giving them the opportunity to understand, and reflect
on, how their services work in practice for users and carers and how they
might be improved. The collaboration between patients, carers and
professionals may itself bring about broader benefits and changes in culture
for the individuals and services involved. The West Midlands Older People‟s
Mental Health Collaborative has encouraged the use of mapping by
Collaborative teams in order to identify areas for improvement work.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences > Social Work, Allied and Public Health
Depositing User: Peter KEVERN
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 14:35
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2013 14:35
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/219

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