Susan Trace, Timothy Howell; Occupational Therapy in Geriatric Mental Health. Am J Occup Ther 1991;45(9):833-838. doi: 10.5014/ajot.45.9.833.
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Elderly persons with psychiatric disorders often experience a variety of functional deficits that affect their independence, safety, and activity level. The occupational therapist’s role in addressing these needs is discussed, as are the possibilities for improvement of the elderly person’s autonomy, safety, and integrity. Barriers to optimal service provision in the health care and social service systems as well as in occupational therapy are addressed.
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