This text covers basic principles and practice of on-call psychiatric care in the geriatric patient in various medical settings. It compiles the most likely complaints and provides assessment and management tools for each situation. Written and edited by expert geriatric psychiatrists, emergency psychiatrists, consultation/liaison psychiatrists, geriatricians, and other multidisciplinary specialists, this is the first handbook devoted to on-call geriatric psychiatry. Chapters contain an important summary of key points for managing clinical situations, case studies, and reflective questions. This text brings together relevant principles of on-call geriatric psychiatry provided in clinical settings such as emergency, acute and subacute inpatient, outpatient, residential, correctional, and consultation/liaison. It includes clinical topics such as psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, substance abuse, and includes coverage of medical ethics and the law, utilization of contemporary technology, and administrative and public health policy. On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry
is the first practical guide to knit together evidence-based medicine and geriatric psychiatric principles and practice guidelines and is a valuable resource for trainees, psychiatrists, geriatricians, emergency departments, nursing home physicians, and other health professionals working with older adult patients.
"The editors and chapter authors have produced a very useful and practical guide for the care of the patient who presents with a geriatric psychiatric disorder. . This is a top-notch book covering a unique but important subject: the care of the geriatric psychiatry patient by a non-geriatric psychiatrist. Any physician who takes care of patients in this age group needs to be aware of the information in this very practical handbook. I highly recommend it." (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2016)
Ana Hategan, M.D., FRCPC, Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences Faculty of Health Sciences, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, SJHH, 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton ON L8N 3K7 Canada
James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, University of California San Francisco/Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, 401 Parnassus Avenue (Box 0984-CLS), Room # 473, San Francisco CA 94143
The on-call psychiatric examination of the geriatric patient.- The on-call physical examination of the geriatric patient.- The on-call psychopharmacology and psychotherapy principles.- Decisional capacity assessment, advance directives, and medical ethics.- The on-call use of seclusion, chemical and physical restraint.- Telephone consultations.- Principles of safe clinical handover.- Emergency medicine settings.- Acute inpatient settings.- Subacute medical settings.- Outpatient medical facilities.- Residential medical settings.- Correctional settings.- On-call telepsychiatry settings.- The chief psychiatric complaints.- The chief physical complaints.- The chief adverse effects of medications.- The complaints of physical and sexual trauma.- The dementia patients and sexual consent.- Suicide and violence prevention and control in on-call emergencies: a public health approach.- Aging with neurodevelopmental disorders: on-call psychiatric assessment and policy issues.- Elder abuse and neglect: physical and behavioural indicators and policy issues.- Gender issues in the on-call care of the geriatric patient.- Homelessness in the geriatric patient: on-call intervention, bridging and recovery.- On-call teaching and education.- On-call cultural issues in the geriatric patient.- On-call administrative, public health policy, and future directives of the geriatric care.