Community Psychiatrists Who See Geriatric Patients: What's Training Got to Do with It?

Susan Lieff, Melissa Andrew, Richard Tiberius

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Abstract

Objective: This study examines the issues influencing psychiatrists' decisions to provide care to the under-served geriatric population. Methods: Community-based psychiatrists who see geriatric patients participated in focus group discussions exploring factors that influence the characteristics of their current practices. Results: Personal themes, environmental issues and quality of residency training emerged as important factors interacting in eventual practice choice. Major influences within training programs included teachers, diverse patient exposure and high-quality essential skills teaching. Conclusion: Residency program curricula might capitalize on these to better prepare residents and enhance the likelihood of graduates eventually choosing to incorporate geriatric patients into their practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

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Community Psychiatrists Who See Geriatric Patients : What's Training Got to Do with It? / Lieff, Susan; Andrew, Melissa; Tiberius, Richard.

In: Academic Psychiatry, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.03.2004, p. 27-33.

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Lieff, Susan ; Andrew, Melissa ; Tiberius, Richard. / Community Psychiatrists Who See Geriatric Patients : What's Training Got to Do with It?. In: Academic Psychiatry. 2004 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 27-33.
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