Practical Psychiatry in the Long-Term Care Home: A Handbook for Staff / Edition 3

Practical Psychiatry in the Long-Term Care Home: A Handbook for Staff / Edition 3

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Practical Psychiatry in the Long-Term Care Home: A Handbook for Staff / Edition 3

This is a practical book, aimed at providing training and guidance for staff members in long-term care facilities. The goal is to help staff understand and solve the wide range of psychiatric and behavioral problems which are encountered on a day-to-day basis. Numerous clinical illustrations are presented. This material is invaluable for all team members: nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists. It is especially helpful for frontline health care aides who work most closely with the residents, and for supervisors and administrators. As a result, it also serves as a useful tool for teaching students. The emphasis is on training all members of the staff to provide the highest quality of care, in the most cost-effective and productive manner.

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ISBN-13: 9780889373419
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Publication date: 06/30/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 672,347
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Ira R. Katz v

Preface ix

Acknowledgments x

Contributors xi

Chapter 1 Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Care Facilities David K. Conn 1

Chapter 2 The Mental Status Examination Barbara Schogt Dmytro Rewilak 17

Chapter 3 Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Nathan Herrmann Robert Madan 37

Chapter 4 Delirium Barbara Schogt David Myron 57

Chapter 5 Mood and Anxiety Disorders David K. Conn Alanna Kaye 79

Chapter 6 The Suicidal Resident David K. Conn Alanna Kaye 103

Chapter 7 The Suspicious Resident Barbara Schogt 121

Chapter 8 The Resident with Personality Disorder Anne Robinson Barbara Schogt 139

Chapter 9 Alcohol Use and Misuse Ken Schwartz 155

Chapter 10 Sexuality and Sexual Behavior Ken Schwartz David Myran Marcia Sokolowski 169

Chapter 11 Principles of Geriatric Psychopharmacoldgy Nathan Herrmann 183

Chapter 12 Optimizing the Use of Psychotropic Medications David K- Conn 203

Chapter 13 Behavior Management Strategies Dmytro Rewilak 217

Chapter 14 Psychotherapy for the Institutionalized Elderly Joel Sadavoy 239

Chapter 15 Groups and Group Psychotherapy Ken Schwartz 257

Chapter 16 Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues David K. Conn Maggie Gibson 267

Chapter 17 Planning Mental Health Educational Programs Susan Lieff Ivan Silver 279

Chapter 18 Helping the Nursing Staff: The Role of the Psychogeriatric Nurse Consultant Alanna Kaye Anne Robinson 289

Chapter 19 Understanding and Helping the Family Etta Ginsberg-McEwan Anne Robinson 299

Chapter 20 Legal and Ethical Dimensions Michel Silberfeld 311

Index 323

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