Journal article

Videoconferencing and telementoring about dementia care: evaluation of a pilot model for sharing scarce old age psychiatry resources

Colleen Doyle, David Jackson, Samantha Loi, Sue Malta, Kirsten Moore

INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: While videoconferencing, telementoring, and peer support have been shown to enhance services in some instances, there has been no research investigating the use of these technologies in supporting professionals managing clients with dementia. The objective of this research was to evaluate expansion of an old age psychiatry consultation service and pilot test a model to improve medical supervision and clinical governance for staff within regional and remote areas using remote information technology. METHODS: The design was a mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) evaluation using before, mid-point and post-implementation semi-structured interviews and questionnaires to exami..

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