The collaborative model of mental health care for older Iowans
Journal, Book or Conference Title
Research in gerontological nursing
NLM Title Abbreviation
Res Gerontol Nurs
Collaborative models of mental health care, such as Improving Mood-Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT) and Primary Care Research in Substance Abuse and Mental Health for the Elderly (PRISM-E), have become a standard, evidence-based approach in providing care to older adults with depression. This article describes the development, evaluation, and sustainability plans for a new model, the Collaborative Model of Mental Health Care for Older Iowans (the Iowa Model). The Iowa Model reflects a state-of-the-art approach relative to existing collaborative models targeting older adults. This model allows for a greater range of mental health problems to be identified and treated, facilitates flexibility in staffing and other site-specific operations, requires formal diagnostic assessments, and supports a treatment plan that goes well beyond symptom-specific, time-limited approaches. Importantly, the Iowa Model features an implementation strategy that focuses on the administrative and financing operations needed to ensure successful development.
Aged, Cooperative Behavior, Depression/diagnosis/epidemiology/therapy, Geriatric Assessment, Humans, Iowa/epidemiology, Mass Screening, Models, Psychological, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychological Tests, Quality of Health Care, Referral and Consultation
Published Article/Book Citation
The definitive version was published in Research in gerontological nursing, 3:3 (2010) pp.200-208. DOI:10.3928/19404921-20100603-99;.
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