Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Referrals and Consultations

The following are examples of possible referrals or consultations, informed by the literature and Expert Panel opinion:

  • case manager/care coordinator,
  • ethicist/ethics board,
  • forensic nurses,
  • geriatric emergency management nurses (GEM nurse),
  • geriatric outreach team,
  • geriatric psychiatrist,
  • geriatrician,
  • lawyer,
  • mental health worker working with older adults,
  • occupational therapist,
  • police abuse investigators,
  • primary care providers,
  • public guardian trustee,
  • sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE), or
  • social worker.

Note: In rural and remote areas there may be limited direct access to specialists. The use of technologies such as Telehealth may be necessary.

Caution: Ensure informed consent prior to conducting detailed assessments and sharing information with the interprofessional team and family members according to privacy and confidentiality regulations.

Older Adults
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