This book discusses psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, and geriatrics. It is suitable for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, nursing home staff, and administrators. 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. Most of the authors have worked together at Baycrest (a large university affiliated, multilevel geriatric centre, which has an international reputation for its excellence in the care of the elderly) or at other University of Toronto teaching hospitals.
Contributors; Foreward by Ira R. Katz; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Care Facilities by David K. Conn; Chapter 2 The Mental Status Examination by Barbara Schogt, Dmytro Rewilak; Chapter 3 Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias by Nathan Herrmann, Robert Madan; Chapter 4 Delirium by Barbara Schogt, David Myran; Chapter 5 Mood and Anxiety Disorders by David K. Conn, Alanna Kaye; Chapter 6 The Suicidal Resident by David K. Conn, Alanna Kaye; Chapter 7 The Suspicious Resident by Barbara Schogt; Chapter 8 The Resident with Personality Disorder by Anne Robinson, Barbara Schogt; Chapter 9 Alcohol Use and Misuse by Ken Schwartz; Chapter 10 Sexuality and Sexual Behavior by Ken Schwartz, David Myran, Marcia Sokolowski; Chapter 11 Principles of Geriatric Psychopharmacology by Nathan Herrmann; Chapter 12 Optimizing the Use of Psychotropic Medications by David K. Conn; Chapter 13 Behavior Management Strategies by Dmytro Rewilak; Chapter 14 Psychotherapy for the Institutionalized Elderly by Joel Sadavoy; Chapter 15 Groups and Group Psychotherapy by Ken Schwartz; Chapter 16 Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Care Homes by David K. Conn, Maggie Gibson; Chapter 17 Planning Mental Health Educational Programs by Susan Lieff, Ivan Silver; Chapter 18 Helping the Nursing Staff: The Role of the Psychogeriatric Nurse Consultant by Alanna Kaye, Anne Robinson; Chapter 19 Understanding and Helping the Family Etta Ginsberg-McEwan, Anne Robinson; Chapter 20 Legal and Ethical Dimensions by Michel Silberfeld; Index.
"This is a wonderful text for medical and non-medical staff working in long-term care settings. I know of no other single source manual which is so comprehensive in range, yet so easy to read and access critical information. The successful previous edition has been revised and interesting new chapters on topics such as group psychotherapy and sexuality have been added." Bruce G. Pollock, MD, PhD, FRCPC, President Elect, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; Professor & Head, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Toronto."