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Developing a specialist neuropsychiatric clinic for people with intellectual disabilities

Developing a specialist neuropsychiatric clinic for people with intellectual disabilities Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share and report on practice development. Design/methodology/approach – A description of a joint neuropsychiatric clinic, including demographics of patients seen, is provided. Findings – The paper expresses the opinion that the experience of running a joint clinic for complex cases with neurological and psychiatric pathology was professionally rewarding and that clinicians found it a more effective way of delivering care. Originality/value – This is the first description of such a clinic to the authors' knowledge. Development of similar services may be of value. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Emerald Publishing

Developing a specialist neuropsychiatric clinic for people with intellectual disabilities

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2044-1282
DOI
10.1108/20441281111187199
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share and report on practice development. Design/methodology/approach – A description of a joint neuropsychiatric clinic, including demographics of patients seen, is provided. Findings – The paper expresses the opinion that the experience of running a joint clinic for complex cases with neurological and psychiatric pathology was professionally rewarding and that clinicians found it a more effective way of delivering care. Originality/value – This is the first description of such a clinic to the authors' knowledge. Development of similar services may be of value.

Journal

Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual DisabilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 17, 2011

Keywords: Intellectual disabilities; Neuropsychiatry; Service delivery; Outpatients

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