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Social Worker and Psychotropic Medication: Toward Effective Collaboration with Mental Health Clients, Families, and Providers / Edition 3
     

Social Worker and Psychotropic Medication: Toward Effective Collaboration with Mental Health Clients, Families, and Providers / Edition 3

by Kia J. Bentley
 

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ISBN-10: 0534515517

ISBN-13: 2900534515514

Pub. Date: 07/26/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book is a practical and useful resource for social work students and practitioners as they fill and expand their daily roles in psychiatric medication management. The authors provide readers with the information they need to be aware, articulate, and active with respect to client's medication-related dilemmas, but also mindful of the sociopolitical context of

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This book is a practical and useful resource for social work students and practitioners as they fill and expand their daily roles in psychiatric medication management. The authors provide readers with the information they need to be aware, articulate, and active with respect to client's medication-related dilemmas, but also mindful of the sociopolitical context of prescription practice in psychiatry. All the facts, myths, and relevant information about psychotropic medication are presented to social workers in an easy-to-access manner. Professionals and students alike will find this book to be a practical resource that helps them to be more responsive to the medication-related concerns of their mental health clients and to work more collaboratively on these issues with families and other mental health care providers. Rich in case examples and within a contemporary framework of "partnership" practice, this book provides an up-to-date primer on psychopharmacology and a review of psychosocial interventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900534515514
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/26/2005
Series:
Psychopharmacology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352

Table of Contents

PART I: SOCIAL WORK ROLES IN MEDICATION MANAGEMENT. 1. History and Overview of Social Work Roles in Medication Management. 2. Defining Effective Collaboration. PART II: A PRIMER ON PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. 3. Basic Principles: Neurotransmission, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics. 4. Specific Medications for Specific Disorders. 5. Intervention Concerns with Special Populations. PART III: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS. 6. Medication Education for Clients and Families. 7. Medication Adherence and Refusal. 8. Medication Monitoring and Management. PART IV: FUTURE DIRECTIONS. 9. Future Directions for Psychopharmacology: Implications for Social Workers. References.Alphabetical Listing of Currently Available Prescriptions Described in This Book. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index.

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