Carers identified?

5.4 Summary of discussion regarding identification

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  • Participants unanimously supported the need for policies and protocols to identify carers and stressed that no single process could achieve this. The following settings were identified as opportunities and "trigger points" for identification to occur.
    • Primary care - specifically GPs
    • Emergency Departments
    • Formal Admission to a service
    • Formal discharge from a service
    • Community care.
  • For many consumers and their carers this is a rotational sequence that continues sometimes like a whirling dervish. Participants felt that adoption of a partnership approach to care between all parties would impact on the speed of rotation.