Assisted admissions? A national survey of general practitioner experience of involuntary admissions.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/213691
Title:
Assisted admissions? A national survey of general practitioner experience of involuntary admissions.
Authors:
Kelly, M; O'Sullivan, K; Finegan, P; Moran, J; Bradley, C
Affiliation:
Medical Education Unit, Medical School, University College Cork. m.kelly@ucc.ie
Citation:
Assisted admissions? A national survey of general practitioner experience of involuntary admissions. 2011, 104 (9):273-5 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/213691
PubMed ID:
22132596
Abstract:
The 2001 Mental Health Act introduced in 2006, changed how a patient is admitted involuntarily to a psychiatric unit. This paper reports on a national survey of general practitioners' experience implementing the Act. Five hundred and sixty eight (568) GPs completed the survey. Twenty five percent (25%) of respondants had not used it. When used, twenty four percent (24%) report that it takes seven hours or more to complete an admission. Fifty percent (50%) of respondents are confident to complete the necessary paperwork. Overall GPs are dissatisfied with arrangements for transport of patients (mean Likert score 3.5), primarily due to the time delay. GPs believe this places risk on the patient, family and GP. Only thirty-three percent (33%) of respondents feel that the Mental Health Act has improved the patient, GP and family experience of involuntary admission.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Attitude of Health Personnel; Commitment of Mentally Ill; Female; General Practitioners; Humans; Ireland; Male; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Men
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Ken
dc.contributor.authorFinegan, Pen
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Jen
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-01T09:35:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-01T09:35:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-
dc.identifier.citationAssisted admissions? A national survey of general practitioner experience of involuntary admissions. 2011, 104 (9):273-5 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22132596-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/213691-
dc.description.abstractThe 2001 Mental Health Act introduced in 2006, changed how a patient is admitted involuntarily to a psychiatric unit. This paper reports on a national survey of general practitioners' experience implementing the Act. Five hundred and sixty eight (568) GPs completed the survey. Twenty five percent (25%) of respondants had not used it. When used, twenty four percent (24%) report that it takes seven hours or more to complete an admission. Fifty percent (50%) of respondents are confident to complete the necessary paperwork. Overall GPs are dissatisfied with arrangements for transport of patients (mean Likert score 3.5), primarily due to the time delay. GPs believe this places risk on the patient, family and GP. Only thirty-three percent (33%) of respondents feel that the Mental Health Act has improved the patient, GP and family experience of involuntary admission.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshCommitment of Mentally Ill-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practitioners-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleAssisted admissions? A national survey of general practitioner experience of involuntary admissions.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMedical Education Unit, Medical School, University College Cork. m.kelly@ucc.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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