Since publication of the last series volume focusing on emerging systems, long term care has continued to evolve. This present volume brings to the forefront issues related to populations of varying age groups that have been neglected or under-reported. The chapters focus on populations or groups of professionals that are integral to long term care as recipients of services or as care providers. The authors present evidence to foster the creation of new paradigms of care and inform policy makers of the need for innovation. Topics examined include:
- Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Mental Health Services
- Management of AIDS Patients
- Chronic Illness and Disability in the Prison Setting
- Sexuality in long Term Care
- Decision Making for Vulnerable Populations in the Nursing Home
About the Author
Mathy Doval Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN, received her undergraduate and graduate education at Columbia University. She taught at Lehman College of the City University of New York and at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she directed the geriatric nurse practitioner program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Teaching Nursing Home Program. Since 1991 she has been the Independence Foundation Professor and Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for the Advancement of Geriatric Nursing at New York University. Dr. Mezey has authored 5 books and has over 60 publications that focus on the preparation of advanced practice nurses to care for older adults, nursing practice with older adults and bioethical issues that affect decisions at the end of life. She is Editor for the Springer Series in Geriatric Nursing and of the Springer publication The Encyclopedia of Elder Care. Dr. Mezey is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, sits on the board of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and is Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University.
Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, FCLM, was educated at Johns Hopkins University (BA), George Washington University (JD with Honors), and Harvard University (MPH). Since August 1980, he has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, where he is the Frederick A. White Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Community Health and Psychiatry and Director of the WSU Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Dayton School of Law. In addition to being admitted to practice law in a number of state and federal courts, he is also licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in the District of Columbia. He is the author of a substantial number of published books, articles, and reviews.
Paul R. Katz, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also Medical Director of the Monroe Community Hospital.
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Table of Contents
- Decision Making for Vulnerable Populations, M.B. Kapp
- Mental Health Services in Long Term Care Facilities, G.J. Kennedy
- Chrnoic Illness, Disability and Long-Term Care in the Prison Setting, C.M. Mara
- Sexuality in Long Term Care, S. Gaile and R. Henderson
- African Americans, Nursing Home Care, and the Law, V. Randall
- Chronically Disabled Young Adults, A.V. Plioplys
- Management of AIDS Patients in Long-Term Care Facilities, W.C. McCormick
- Physician Practice in Long Term Care: Workforce Shortages and Implications for the Future, P.R. Katz