Mental health nursing care for older people in developing countries

Neville, Christine (2008). Mental health nursing care for older people in developing countries. In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 34th Annual Conference of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Melbourne, Australia, (A26-A26). 6-10 October, 2008.


Author Neville, Christine
Title of paper Mental health nursing care for older people in developing countries
Conference name 34th Annual Conference of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 6-10 October, 2008
Proceedings title International Journal of Mental Health Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Greenacres, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Published abstract
Open Access Status
ISSN 1445-8330
Volume 17
Issue s1
Start page A26
End page A26
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In low and middle income countries and for pockets of marginalised, indigenous people in other countries, the role of a specialist mental health nurse for older people is a new concept. The mental health status of older people in these societies is a matter of increasing interest and concern for the nursing profession. This concern stems from the population trend of a dramatic increase in the proportion of older people due to success in fertility control and decline in general mortality. Accompanying the greater numbers of older people will be an inevitable increase in mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse as well as age-related disorders such as dementia. Some of these societies have great ethnic and socioeconomic diversity, some are experiencing war, displacement and family disruption. All will have increased levels of mental health disorders as a consequence. These phenomena have highlighted the issue that nurses need to develop processes of care for the mental health of older people living in such situations.
Subjects 321204 Mental Health
321106 Aged Care Nursing
111005 Mental Health Nursing
111001 Aged Care Nursing
1110 Nursing
Keyword Mental health
Indigenous people
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

 
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