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Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry

Optimum Care, Emerging Limitations, and Realistic Goals

Editors: Fenn, Howard H., Hategan, Ana, Bourgeois, James A. (Eds.)

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  • Written by experts in the field
  • Offers a multidisciplinary approach to mental healthcare for the aging patient
  • Includes practical guidelines to prevent premature release and remission
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This book offers mental health guidelines for all medical professionals facing the emerging challenges presented by an aging population worldwide.  The text acknowledges that as the geriatric demographic grows, limited resources and infrastructures demand quality protocols to deliver inpatient geriatric psychiatric care, and that many physicians may not be trained to address these specific needs.  This text fills this gap with guidelines assessing, diagnosing, and treating aging patients as they present in the emergency room and other settings.

 

Unlike any other text, this book focuses on how to optimize the use of the inpatient setting by recommending evaluations and treatments, and offering flow-charts and figures of key points, to guide both general workup and continued evaluation and treatment. This approach aims to minimize instances of premature release or readmissions and to improve outcomes.  

 

Chapters cover the various issues that clinicians face when working with an older patient, including legal topics, limitations to treatment, prescription-related complications, patients struggling with substance abuse, and various behavioral concerns. Written by experts in the field, the text takes a multidisciplinary approach to deliver high-quality care as needs of the aging population evolve.

 

Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry is a vital resource for all clinicians working with an aging population, including geriatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, primary care providers, hospitalists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, emergency room and geriatric nurses, social workers, and trainees.

 

 


About the authors

Howard H. Fenn, MD
Clinical Associate Professor (affiliated)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Attending physician
Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, California

 

Ana Hategan, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Geriatric Psychiatrist
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Canada

 

James A. Bourgeois, OD, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Baylor Scott & White Health, Central Texas Division
Clinical Professor, College of Medicine
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
2401 South 31st Street
Temple TX 76508
Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10401-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10400-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry
Book Subtitle
Optimum Care, Emerging Limitations, and Realistic Goals
Editors
  • Howard H. Fenn
  • Ana Hategan
  • James A. Bourgeois
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10401-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10401-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10400-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 415
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour
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