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Improving recognition of delirium in clinical practice: a call for action

Citation
Teodorczuk A, Reynish E & Milisen K (2012) Improving recognition of delirium in clinical practice: a call for action. BMC Geriatrics, 12, Art. No.: 55. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-12-55

Abstract
The purpose of this correspondence article is to report opinion amongst experts in the delirium field as to why, despite on-going training for all health professionals, delirium continues to be under recognised. Consensus was obtained by means of two conference workshops and an online survey of members of the European Delirium Association. Major barriers to recognition at an individual level include ignorance about the benefit of treating delirium. At an organisational level, reflecting socio-cultural attitudes, barriers include a low strategic and financial priority and the fact that delirium is an orphan condition falling between specialties.

Keywords
Delirium; Education; Training; Geriatric psychiatry

Journal
BMC Geriatrics: Volume 12

StatusPublished
Author(s)Teodorczuk, Andrew; Reynish, Emma; Milisen, Koen
Publication date14/09/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/18365
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd
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