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Can a Medical and Social Assessment be Combined?

Can a Medical and Social Assessment be Combined? JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE Supplement No. 32 Volume 90 1997 Ian Philp MD FRCP J R Soc Med 1997;90(Suppl. 32):11-13 SECTION OF GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY, 29 FEBRUARY 1996 INTRODUCTION 3 It should have high cross-cultural potential, using and methods already available in a number of European The identity of geriatric medicine gerontology is cultures, or be readily adaptable ambiguous as the disciplines have to bridge health and social 4 It should mind be used as a first stage assessment leading to models of care; professional and user viewpoints, and more body. This paper describes an attempt to unify these diverse detailed assessment according to individual circumstances elements in the design of an assessment tool for clinical 5 It should provide comprehensive coverage of the most practice with older people. important aspects of physical, mental and social Older people seldom have only medical or social need. functioning. As it is not always possible or desirable for all members of a multi-disciplinary team to be involved, a combined medical and social assessment undertaken by any individual health or Coverage social care practitioner would be useful to obtain a broad It was agreed at the conference that the assessment http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine SAGE

Can a Medical and Social Assessment be Combined?

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine , Volume 90 (32_suppl): 3 – Dec 1, 1997

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© 1997 The Royal Society of Medicine
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0141-0768
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1758-1095
DOI
10.1177/014107689709032S04
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JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE Supplement No. 32 Volume 90 1997 Ian Philp MD FRCP J R Soc Med 1997;90(Suppl. 32):11-13 SECTION OF GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY, 29 FEBRUARY 1996 INTRODUCTION 3 It should have high cross-cultural potential, using and methods already available in a number of European The identity of geriatric medicine gerontology is cultures, or be readily adaptable ambiguous as the disciplines have to bridge health and social 4 It should mind be used as a first stage assessment leading to models of care; professional and user viewpoints, and more body. This paper describes an attempt to unify these diverse detailed assessment according to individual circumstances elements in the design of an assessment tool for clinical 5 It should provide comprehensive coverage of the most practice with older people. important aspects of physical, mental and social Older people seldom have only medical or social need. functioning. As it is not always possible or desirable for all members of a multi-disciplinary team to be involved, a combined medical and social assessment undertaken by any individual health or Coverage social care practitioner would be useful to obtain a broad It was agreed at the conference that the assessment

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Published: Dec 1, 1997

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