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Problem Behaviors in Long-Term Care: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Physical and Occup. Therapy in Geriatrics
Readers will gain specific and detailed information about the causes of problem behaviors in long-term care. This publication is a valuable resource for long-term care employees.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826178206
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

1 Special Populations in Extended Care Facilities Psychosocial and Cultural Perspectives 1
2 Problem Behaviors among Younger Adult Nursing Home Residents 21
Pt. I Psychiatric Disorders
3 Psychiatric Disorders: Overview of Behavior Problems and the Dementing Illnesses 35
4 Recognition and Treatment of Depression 44
5 Impact of Personality and Personality Disorders in the Elderly 59
6 Interrelationship of Anxiety and Sleep Disorders in the Elderly 70
7 Psychotropics in the Extended Care Facility 81
Pt. II Medical Disorders
8 Behavioral Concomitants of Common Medical Disorders 97
9 Diagnosis and Treatment of Delirium in the Nursing Home 110
10 Eating and Nutritional Disorders 122
11 Management of Pain in the Elderly 133
12 Behavioral and Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Residents in the Long-Term-Care Institution 147
13 Wandering: Assessment and Intervention 163
14 Use of Physical Restraints and Options 176
15 Aggressive Behaviors and Chemical Restraints 188
16 Special Care Units 201
17 Design Issues in Nursing Homes and Special Care Units 214
18 Nursing Home Family Care 229
19 Professional Caregiver Stress in Long-Term Care 242
Pt. III Ethical and Legal Issues
20 Surrogate Management 257
21 The Right to Die: The Ethicist's Perspective and A Pastor's Viewpoint 266
22 OBRA: An Opportunity or a Disaster for Long-Term Care 276
Index 283
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