Staff Activity Patterns in a Community Mental-Health Team for Older-People

von Abendorff, Richard and Challis, David J. and Netten, Ann (1994) Staff Activity Patterns in a Community Mental-Health Team for Older-People. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 9 (11). pp. 897-906. ISSN 0885-6230. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The study used a diary-based approach to examine the distribution of time of different professional staff in two community mental health teams for the elderly. It was possible to discriminate between two broad groups of staff, defined as core workers and extended role members of the teams based upon the range of responsibilities and patterns of time use. The latter group consisted of clinicians and psychologists. About three-quarters of staff time was spent in client-related activities, although there were differences between core and extended workers, the latter undertaking more service-related activities. The similarity of patterns of time use by core workers and other community-based workers is noted and the distinction between key workers and care managers is considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: ELDERLY; MENTAL HEALTH; PSYCHOGERIATRICS; COMMUNITY TEAMS; COSTS; CASELOADS; WORK PATTERNS; PROFESSIONAL
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV3008 Mental handicap and social care
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2009 06:09
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 15:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20091 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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