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Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology / Edition 1
     

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology / Edition 1

by Peter A. Lichtenberg
 

ISBN-10: 0471283002

ISBN-13: 9780471283003

Pub. Date: 08/04/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology New trends in healthcare practice and changes in healthcare organizations are causing an explosion in the field of clinical gerontology today. A variety of fields such as health, rehabilitation, behavioral analysis, and neuropsychology are now applying their assessment techniques to older adults and spurring significant

Overview

Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology New trends in healthcare practice and changes in healthcare organizations are causing an explosion in the field of clinical gerontology today. A variety of fields such as health, rehabilitation, behavioral analysis, and neuropsychology are now applying their assessment techniques to older adults and spurring significant growth in assessment knowledge and practice in areas previously neglected by gerontologists. This groundbreaking handbook offers clinicians reliable and valid assessment tools and case examples in each chapter for assessing functional age, psychosocial health, comorbidity, pathological behavior deficits, and much more, including:

  • Issues in geriatric assessment
  • Mental status screening tests
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Assessment of communication disorders and aphasia
  • Assessment of competency and decision-making capacity
  • Assessment of medication compliance
  • Dementia and delirium assessment
  • Behavioral health and chronic diseases
  • Ethical dilemmas that arise in assessment
  • Personality disorders and alcohol abuse assessment
  • Sexual function and dysfunction
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Principles of assessment in neuropsychology
This comprehensive handbook, the first of its kind, gives clear guidelines on assessing cognitive functioning, mental health, and ability to engage in self-care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471283003
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/04/1999
Series:
Adulthood and Aging Series
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 10.24(h) x 1.97(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Psychopathology in Later Life 1. Depression and Bereavement, Barry Edelstein (W Virginia U, USA) 2. Anxiety Disorders, Cheryl N. Carmin (U Illinois Chicago, USA) 3. Assessment for Psychotherapy, Linda Dougherty (Virginia Commonwealth Univ, USA) 4. Personality Disorders 5. Psychosis and Serious MI, Linda & Donald Hay (Univ Colorado, USA) 6. Dementia, Kathryn Perez Riley (U Kentucky, USA) 7. Delirium, Donna K. Broshek (U Virginia, USA) 8. Functional and Behavioral Health, Michael J. Salamon (Adult Devel Center, NY, USA) 9. Elder Abuse and financial fraud 10. Caregiver strain and burden 11. Family functioning to support older adult

Section II: Behavioral Disorders 12. Alcohol Problems, Kristen Lawton Barry(U Michigan Ann Arbor, USA) 13. Sexual Function and Dysfunction, Antonette & Robert Zeiss (VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA) 14. Nutritional Status 15. Agitation, Lori Schindel Martin (McMaster U, Canada) 16. Sleep, Tracy Treverrow (Chaminade U, USA) 17. Rehabilitation Potential, Kathleen Sitley Brown (Health Psych Assoc, USA) 18. Treatment adherence for chronic disease behaviors/lifestyles

Section III: Cognition 19. Geriatric Neuropsychology, Asenath La Rue (U New Mexico, USA) 20. Screening and Brief Batteries, Susan E. MacNeill (Wayne State U, USA) 21. Cognitive Assessment in late stage dementia, Elisabeth Koss (Case Western, USA) 22. Personal desires of those with dementia, metacognition 23. Cognitive training

Section IV: Everyday functioning 24. Competency and Decision Making Capacity, Jennifer Moye (Harvard Med, USA) 25. Household and Neighborhood safety, mobility 26. Pain, Raymond C. Tait (St Louis U School of Med, USA) 27. Driving, Linda A. Hunt, Katherine Weston (Maryville U, USA) 28. Assessing health care functioning/integrated care

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