Textbook of Administrative Psychiatry: New Concepts for a Changing Behavioral Health System / Edition 2

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Broad in appeal as well as scope, this unique reference will find a worldwide audience-from administrators facing the challenges of designing and administering a cost-efficient, effective care system to trainee s studying for certification, and nearly everyone in between: from soc ial workers to medical directors, staff psychiatrists, nurses, and middle managers of private and public psychiatric hospitals and behavioral health managed care organizations.

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What People Are Saying

Gary J. Tucker
The delivery of psychiatric services has changed dramatically; the pace of this change has been breathtaking. The monumental changes are evident when one examines the tables of contents of the first edition of the Textbook of Administrative Psychiatry (1992) and this second edition (2001). The second edition is a completely new book, with a new editorial board and authors; it makes one feel that these books were written 50 years apart rather than only 9. The presentations on such topics as behavioral network establishment and maintenance, capitated and population-based care, outcomes, and changing roles for professionals and patients, provide both a clear picture of where we are now and a firm base for planning for the future. The complexity of the current state of affairs is also evident in that an excellent glossary to help guide the reader and the clinician-administrator through this new clinical/economic world had to be added. This book brings some clarity to the current behavioral health world, and with this knowledge one almost feels empowered rather than a victim of a mysterious and anonymous system.

(M.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880487450
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Section I: Overview of the Evolving Behavioral Healthcare System. Introduction. The private sector: history, current status, and future implications. The evolving behavioral health system: the public sector: past, present, and future. Section II: Core Administrative Psychiatry Concepts. Introduction. Organizational theory. Leadership. Planning: organizational responses to uncertainty in unstable and complex environments. Continuous quality improvement: principles of implementation in behavioral healthcare. Training in administrative psychiatry: current challenges. The medical director's role in organized care delivery systems. Section III: New Administrative Psychiatry Concepts. Introduction. Behavioral health network establishment. Behavioral health network maintenance. Staffing behavioral health systems. Capitated financing and population-based care. Behavioral health outcomes: patient and system. Health information and confidentiality. Section IV: New Concepts for a Changing Behavioral Health System. Introduction. Changing roles in primary behavioral healthcare. Changing roles for psychiatrists. Changing roles of mental health professionals. Changing careers. Changing roles for primary consumers in community psychiatry. Changing family roles. Section V: How Selected Behavioral Health Systems Are Changing: Toward Integrated Systems. Introduction. Private psychiatric hospitals. Managed behavioral healthcare organizations. Psychiatric services in the veterans health administration. Psychiatric services in the military. State and county agencies. Health maintenance organizations. Physician-hospital organizations. Behavioral group practice. Children's services. Section VI: law and ethics. Introduction. Administrative psychiatry: practice and legal regulation. Criminal law. American prisons. Ethics. Conclusion: future issues for administrative psychiatry. Glossary. Index.

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