Psychiatry in the Nursing Home / Edition 2

Psychiatry in the Nursing Home / Edition 2

by D. Peter Birkett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789012197

ISBN-13: 9780789012197

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Get the vital clinical information you need with this comprehensive handbook!

In the decade since the first edition of this book, dramatic changes have taken place in the field of geriatric psychiatry. Psychiatry in the Nursing Home, Second Edition, presents timely information on the newest trends in law, culture, and medications, while still offering essential

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Get the vital clinical information you need with this comprehensive handbook!

In the decade since the first edition of this book, dramatic changes have taken place in the field of geriatric psychiatry. Psychiatry in the Nursing Home, Second Edition, presents timely information on the newest trends in law, culture, and medications, while still offering essential advice on the fundamental concerns of caring for elderly patients with mental illnesses.

The new edition of this essential handbook presents up-to-date information on psychiatric issues involving nursing home patients. Featuring helpful case histories and diagnostic criteria, Psychiatry in the Nursing Home, Second Edition, helps you effectively treat such difficult problems as noisy patients, sexual acting out, and incontinence. In addition, it offers help with such administrative concerns as financial issues, absent or warring families, and staffing problems.

Psychiatry in the Nursing Home, Second Edition, presents incisive discussions of the changes in the field since the publication of the first edition, including:

  • the effects of the new Prospective Payment System
  • the use of newly released psychotropic medications
  • the altered nomenclature of the DSM-IV
  • the rise in assisted-living facilities
  • the rapid development of the specialty of geriatric psychiatry
With its comprehensive scope and practical advice, Psychiatry in the Nursing Home, Second Edition, is a must-have for nursing-home administrators and staff. Policymakers, mental health professionals, and geriatricians will be fascinated by the book’s wider considerations of the problems of housing and caring for the mentally ill and its provocative suggestions for future policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789012197
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IThe Places
Ch. 1The History of Nursing Homes5
Ch. 2Paper, Paper, Paper11
Ch. 3The New Asylums?17
Ch. 4What Is a Nursing Home?25
Ch. 5How the Homes Are Paid33
Ch. 6Anger at the Nursing Home39
Pt. IIThe People
Ch. 7The Families47
Ch. 8The Staff53
Ch. 9The Patients69
Pt. IIIThe Problems
Ch. 10Psychotropic Drugs83
Ch. 11Memory Loss and Confusion93
Ch. 12Delusions and Hallucinations111
Ch. 13Sadness and Depression119
Ch. 14Anxiety and Sleeplessness129
Ch. 15Wandering, Falls, Physical Restraints, and Loss of Mobility139
Ch. 16Violence155
Ch. 17Nonviolent Antisocial Behaviors169
Ch. 18The Medical Interface191
Ch. 19Neurological Disorders199
Ch. 20Death and Dying207
Pt. IVThe Future
Ch. 21What Is Wrong?215
Ch. 22A Modest Proposal221
References225
Index249

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