Geropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

Geropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

by Erlene Rosowsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387726462

ISBN-13: 9780387726465

Pub. Date: 12/02/2008

Publisher: Springer New York

One of few books offering to increase the number of trained mental health professionals available to address the unmet needs for mental health and behavioral health treatment within the growing population of elderly Includes ethical issues and guiding professional principles Offers easy access to the content and considers various training models and opportunities

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One of few books offering to increase the number of trained mental health professionals available to address the unmet needs for mental health and behavioral health treatment within the growing population of elderly Includes ethical issues and guiding professional principles Offers easy access to the content and considers various training models and opportunities Reaches a variety of target groups, from psychologists currently working in long-term care settings, to those who may want to work in long term care and seek additional preparation Geropsychology and Long-Term Care A Practitioner's Guide Edited by Erlene Rosowsky, Boston, MA, Joseph M. Casciani, San Diego, CA, and Merla Arnold, Huntington Station, NY Among the growing population living in nursing homes and assisted-living communities, emotional and behavioral problems are frequently undiagnosed and unaddressed. Increased interest in these elders' quality of life has brought geropsychology to the fore as a major specialty, as evinced by Psychologists in Long-Term Care (PLTC). This organization has been instrumental in establishing standards for appropriate, respectful, and ethical care, and developing education and training resources for professionals. Geropsychology and Long-Term Care is just such a resource, aimed at practitioners at all levels of experience, regardless of theoretical orientation. The contributors, all experts affiliated with PLTC, offer coverage that is up-to-date, readily accessible, and eminently useful, whether the reader needs information on bedrock skills, multidisciplinary treatment, privacy issues, or the way facilities are run. Among the topics covered: Common psychological disorders in long-term care, and their prevalence. Federal policy issues affecting care delivery. Funding and referral processes in nursing homes. Assessment tools commonly used with elders in long-term care. Treatment plans and process, including the integ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387726465
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Policies and Reimbursement: Meeting the Need for Mental Health Care in Long-Term Care.- Referrals.- Assessment.- Treatment Plans.- Treatment Process.- Integration of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Medication in Long-Term Care.- Professional Practice: Disciplines, Documentation, and Outcomes Measurement.- Ethical Issues in Long-Term Care.

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