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dc.contributor.supervisor Taylor- Henley, Sharon (Social Work) en
dc.contributor.author Kliewer, Sandra Sharon
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T15:10:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T15:10:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-23T15:10:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4058
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the referrals that were generated from one hospital emergency room to a community outreach team. This study used a specific geriatric program assessment team in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as the community outreach team. Malcolm Payne’s description of Task Centered Casework and Crisis Intervention and Irene Pollin’s Medical Crisis Counseling served as the theoretical structure and design to gain an understanding of the reasons geriatric patients were referred to the GPAT on discharge. This study aimed to answer three research questions: 1) What is the emergency room medical team’s main reason for referral to a geriatric outreach team? 2) Are the referrals received from the emergency room medical team clearly identifying psychosocial issues as areas for examination by an outreach team? 3) Are psychosocial issues identified only after an outreach team clinician completed a comprehensive assessment? This study revealed that out of the 209 referrals to geriatric program assessment team, the highest number of times referred was for functional decline. It revealed that the emergency room medical team saw functional decline as a valid reason to have the geriatric program assessment team assess the individual in their home settings to ensure that any functional issue be addressed and possible adaptations made in a timely manner to avoid the reverberation that one ailment can set off. The second most common reason for referring to the geriatric program assessment team was for social issues. Forty percent of the referrals identified that there were concerns in relation to social issues which clearly identifies that the emergency room medical team identified psychosocial issues as an area for further examination. And finally, the findings show psychosocial issues were not identified only after an outreach team clinician completed a comprehensive assessment, but that both appear cognizant of the interplay between medical issues and social issues. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
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dc.subject geriatrics en
dc.subject geriatric assessment en
dc.subject older adults en
dc.subject outreach team en
dc.subject emergency room en
dc.subject emergency department en
dc.subject psychosocial en
dc.subject acute care en
dc.subject elderly en
dc.subject geriatric program assessment team en
dc.title Emergency room referrals to a geriatric outreach team: the analysis of referral reasons. en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Roy, Ranjan (Social Work) LeBow, Michael (Psychology) en
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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