Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry: Optimum Care, Emerging Limitations, and Realistic Goals (Paperback)

Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry: Optimum Care, Emerging Limitations, and Realistic Goals Cover Image
By Howard H. Fenn (Editor), Ana Hategan (Editor), James A. Bourgeois (Editor)
Email or call for price.


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 Author

Howard H. Fenn, MDClinical Associate Professor (affiliated)Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford UniversityStanford, CaliforniaAttending physicianVeterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, California Ana Hategan, MDAssociate Clinical ProfessorGeriatric PsychiatristDepartment of Psychiatry & Behavioural NeurosciencesMcMaster UniversityHamilton, ONCanada James A. Bourgeois, OD, MDChair, Department of Psychiatry Baylor Scott & White Health, Central Texas DivisionClinical Professor, College of MedicineTexas A&M University Health Science Center2401 South 31st StreetTemple TX 76508Professor EmeritusDepartment of PsychiatryUniversity of California, San FranciscoSchool of Medicine

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030104009
ISBN-10: 3030104001
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: June 24th, 2019
Pages: 415
Language: English