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Psychiatric Consultation in Long-Term Care
A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

2nd Edition

$74.99 (G)

  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107164222

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  • Building on the first edition, Psychiatric Consultation in Long-Term Care has been fully revised and updated, integrating DSM-5 classification throughout. It delivers an essential resource for psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, palliative care physicians, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants involved in prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and management of neuropsychiatric disorders in long-term care (LTC) populations, as well as for nurses, social workers, and other professionals involved in important day-to-day care. The book provides comprehensive descriptions of practical, strengths-based, individualized, psychosocial, spiritual, and environmental approaches, and high-quality mental healthcare utilizing pharmacological interventions when appropriate to improve the emotional and spiritual well-being of LTC residents. It details key elements in creating genuine person-centered long-term care: the reduction of inappropriate medications and counter-therapeutic staff approaches, treating serious psychiatric disorders with evidence-based interventions, and a road-map for owners and administrators of LTC facilities.

    • Fully revised and updated in line with modern practice, integrating DSM-5 classification throughout the book
    • Provides a comprehensive description of psychosocial, spiritual, and environmental approaches for long-term care (LTC) staff to improve the mental health and well-being of LTC populations
    • Empowers physicians and other healthcare providers to use appropriate psychotropic medication therapy, reduce inappropriate medications, and empower direct-care staff in reducing counter-therapeutic approaches
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    Advance praise: 'This is an aptly titled, comprehensive, well-referenced, understandable and valuable text. It is an essential interdisciplinary guide, both in terms of its evidence-based content and its presentation of strategies, teaching points, clinical cases, useful tables and important resources.' Kathleen C. Buckwalter, Interim Dean, The University of Iowa College of Nursing

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107164222
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 194 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 73 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Comprehensive Mental Health Services:
    1. The need for high-quality comprehensive mental health services in long-term care
    2. Comprehensive psychiatric assessment process
    Part II. Common Psychiatric Disorders in Long-Term Care:
    3. Major neurocognitive disorder
    4. Delirium
    5. Major depressive disorder, other mood disorders, and suicide
    6. Psychotic disorder and violence
    7. Anxiety disorder, trauma and stress-related disorder, obsessive compulsive and related disorders, and sleep-wake disorders
    8. Personality disorder, somatic symptom and related disorders, substance use disorders, and intermittent explosive disorder
    Part III. Issues in Long-Term Care Psychiatry:
    9. Nutritional medicine and long-term care psychiatry
    10. Resident abuse and ethical issues
    11. Psychiatric aspects of palliative and hospice medicine
    12. Psychiatric aspects of rational deprescribing
    Part IV. Toward a Person-Centered Long-Term Care Community:
    13. A psychosocial-spiritual wellness care plan for residents who have major neurocognitive disorder
    14. Creating a person-centered long-term care community: a road map for long-term care facility owners and administrators.

  • Authors

    Abhilash Desai, Idaho Memory and Aging Center
    Abhilash K. Desai, M.D., is an adjunct associate professor of geriatric psychiatry at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and medical director of the Idaho Memory & Aging Center, PLLC. Dr Desai was a guest editor for the special issue titled 'Healthy Brain Aging: Evidence Based Methods to Preserve Brain Function and Prevent Dementia' for Clinics of Geriatric Medicine published in 2009. Along with Dr George Grossberg, he has co-authored a chapter titled 'Psychiatric Aspects of Long-term Care' in Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (15th edition).

    George Grossberg, St Louis University School of Medicine
    George T. Grossberg, M.D., is the Samuel W. Fordyce Professor and director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. His recent books include Alzheimer's: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies and Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3rd edition. Dr Grossberg has edited and written fourteen books and published over five hundred articles, chapters, and abstracts in peer-reviewed literature. He is a former president of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and past president of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA). He currently serves as section editor for Geriatric Psychiatry, Current Geriatric Reports, and Current Psychiatry.

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