Standards of care for people with non-physically disabling neurological (and associated psychiatric) conditions.
|dc.contributor.author||Neurological Alliance of Ireland|
|dc.description||The standards of care recommended within this document are based on the collective experiences and recommendations of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland, in conjunction with members of the Elan Neurology Advisory Board (see Appendix B). These recommendations focus on the needs of people with non-physically disabling neurological (and associated psychiatric) conditions. Needs will vary according to the condition, the individual and the family circumstances but key factors include: • Early timely referral for appropriate treatment and services • Geographic spread of specialist services and units where appropriate • Specialist units with adequate transport facilities where appropriate • Information about and access to appropriate voluntary organisations • Continuity of care between hospital and community-based services without undue personal financial burden • Joint planning leading to co-ordination and co-operation between service providers including the voluntary sector • Improved facilities for education and training The primary focus of this document is on the development of standards of care for adults with neurological disease between the ages of 18 and 65. Services for children, and for those over 65 are administered separately by the Department of Health and Children and community based services. The formulation of detailed standards of care, although necessary for the development of services for these groups, is beyond the scope of this document.||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||Neurological Alliance of Ireland||en_GB|
|dc.subject||NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE AND DISORDER||en_GB|
|dc.title||Standards of care for people with non-physically disabling neurological (and associated psychiatric) conditions.||en_GB|