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CANE: Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly

Edited by Martin Orrell and Geraldine Hancock

Price: £80.00

College members' price: £72.00

Published: Jun 2004

Format: spiral-bound

Number of pages: 208

ISBN: 9781904671060

CANE: Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly

CANE: Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly is a tool for assessing the needs of older people and particularly those with mental health problems. It is based on the Camberwell Assessment of Need, a widely used needs assessment for people with severe mental illness. Needs are assessed in 24 areas of life and cover a broad range of health, social and psychological domains. Also included are two items that assess the needs of those who care for the older person.
The CANE is a comprehensive assessment instrument, suitable for both research and clinical use. This book contains chapters on its development, and its application in various settings and populations, such as day hospitals, sheltered housing, primary care, acute hospital wards, services for early-onset dementia, and long-term care settings. There are also chapters on its use in Spain and Germany. Both the full version CANE and short version (CANE–S) are included in photocopiable format, along with a detailed manual, a full training programme and scoring guidance.
The CANE has been rigorously developed by a multi-disciplinary team at University College London in collaboration with other academic centres, and is suitable for use in all settings involving older persons.

"CANE appears to have much to recommend it to service managers and team leaders in health or social care hunting for a standardized assessment tool which will meet the demands of the U.K. National Service Framework for Older People. ...This represents unusually good value for the cost of the book and should justify its expense to any service manager."

International Psychogeriatrics


List of abbreviations
Foreword - Sir John Grimley Evans
Introduction - Geraldine Hancock and Martin Orrell

1. Development of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE)
Tom Reynolds, Geraldine Hancock, Bob Woods, Graham Thornicroft and Martin Orrell
2. The CANE in primary care settings: its feasibility and utility as a research and clinical tool
Kate Walters and Steve Iliffe
3. The Spanish CANE: validation study and utility in epidemiological surveys
Raimundo Mateos, Matías Ybarzábal, María Jesús García, María Teresa Amboage and Isabel Fraguela
4. Relevance and applicability of the CANE in the German health care system
Heike Dech and Wielant Machleidt
5. The needs of older people living in sheltered housing
Elizabeth Field, Mike Walker and Martin Orrell
6. Needs in continuing care settings
Mark D. Martin, Geraldine Hancock, Barbora Richardson, Peter Simmons, Cornelius Katona and Martin Orrell
7. Needs of liaison psychiatry referrals from general hospital wards
Mohan Bhat, Suki Greaves and Martin Orrell
8. The needs of long-term day hospital attenders
Juanita Hoe, Martin Orrell, Jan Lambert and Richard Prettyman
9. Identifying and managing the needs of older people attending psychiatric day hospitals
Olakunle Ashaye, Gill Livingston and Martin Orrell
10. Using the CANE for service evaluation: the needs of people with younger-onset dementia
Bob Hammond, Martin Walter and Martin Orrell
11. CANE instruction manual
Geraldine Hancock and Martin Orrell
Appendix 1: The Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE)
Appendix 2: The Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly – Short Version (CANE–S)
Appendix 3: Training overheads
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