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BMC Geriatrics

, 12:55

First Online: 14 September 2012Received: 06 February 2012Accepted: 31 August 2012

Abstract

BackgroundThe 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.

KeywordsDelirium Education Training Geriatric psychiatry  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Andrew Teodorczuk - Emma Reynish - Koen Milisen

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