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A consumer group: Reflections on experience of involving users and carers in the work of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry

A consumer group: Reflections on experience of involving users and carers in the work of the... The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, has been involving users and carers in its work since 2002. The model that has been developed involves regular meetings of a consumer group, which was set up in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society and Age Concern, and which meets with the officers of the faculty. This development is in line with a number of recent policy initiatives and has had considerable influence on the work of the faculty. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

A consumer group: Reflections on experience of involving users and carers in the work of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1471-7794
DOI
10.1108/14717794200700012
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Abstract

The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, has been involving users and carers in its work since 2002. The model that has been developed involves regular meetings of a consumer group, which was set up in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society and Age Concern, and which meets with the officers of the faculty. This development is in line with a number of recent policy initiatives and has had considerable influence on the work of the faculty.

Journal

Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2007

Keywords: Service users; Older people's mental health; Carers; Older adults; Collaboration; Partnerships

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