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Rev Med Suisse. 2009 Jun 17;5(208):1388-91.

[Consultation-liaison psychiatry to nursing homes in the canton of Fribourg].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Réseau fribourgeois de santé mentale, Secteur de psychiatrie et de psychothérapie pour personnes âgées, Marsens. ZumbachS@rfsm.ch

Abstract

The prevalence of psychiatric disorders and symptoms in nursing homes is high. This phenomenon could potentially harm the residents' quality of life but also complicate their treatment. To offer a regular psychiatric input, a group of psychiatrists and nurses specialized in psychogeriatrics have set up a consultation-liaison service in 14 nursing homes in the canton of Fribourg. In this paper, we report the results of a satisfaction inquiry realized after one year of collaboration. Dementia and depression were the two most common psychiatric diagnoses, accounting for more than two thirds of the cases. These services were found to be very satisfying, especially their educational dimension for the nursing home staff.

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