Mental Health Care for our Ageing Australian Population Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • In the context of the National Strategy for an Ageing Australia, the aim of this paper was to highlight some of the challenges for aged mental health services as our population ages.The demand for greater consumer participation in treatment planning and provision, and the increasing complexity of managing medical and psychiatric comorbidity in our 'old-old' population will be major drivers for improving our models of clinical practice and forging stronger partnerships between the public and private sectors.

publication date

  • December 2007