This is the only textbook on the market today that provides information for psychiatric hospital clinicians and administrators in a single all-inclusive volume. It covers information not generally available in other textbooks and medical journals, touching on a variety of cutting-edge issues, such as safety improvement, use of seclusion and restraint, suicide prevention, and culturally competent psychiatric care.
The book’s 35 chapters are divided into four parts:
Part I, Inpatient Practice—focuses on specialty psychiatric units (e.g., acute stabilization unit, eating disorders unit, forensic unit, child unit), including the many psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatments used within each. This section also touches on specialized treatment for patients with co-occurring problems, such as substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and legal difficulties.
Part II, Special Clinical Issues—covers clinical issues from the perspective of different populations (consumers, families, suicidal patients). This section also examines the recent trend toward patient-centered care.
Part III, The Continuum of Care—addresses psychiatric services within the community, such as rehabilitation programs, day hospitals, and emergency services. It discusses the importance of understanding hospital-based treatment within the broader perspective of patients’ lives.
Part IV, Structure and Infrastructure—focuses on such
often-overlooked topics as financing of care, risk management, electronic medical
records, and the actual architecture of psychiatric hospitals, as well as the
roles of psychiatric hospital administrators, psychiatric nurses, and psychiatrists
An invaluable resource for both clinicians and administrators, as well as a comprehensive teaching tool for residents, the Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry is a must-have for all professionals who work in psychiatric settings.
Preface. Introduction. History of hospital psychiatry and lessons learned. Section I: Inpatient Practice. The acute crisis stabilization unit for adults. The child unit. The adolescent unit. The geriatric unit. The eating disorder unit. The trauma disorders unit. The psychotic disorders unit. The co-occurring (substance abuse/mental illness) disorders unit. The adolescent neuropsychiatric unit: developmental disabilities and mental illness. The ethnic/minority psychiatric inpatient unit. The forensic unit. The state hospital. The veterans hospital. Consultation-liaison psychiatry. Section II: Special Clinical Issues. From within: a consumer perspective on psychiatric hospitals. Working with families. Improving safety in mental health treatment settings: preventing conflict, violence, and the use of seclusion and restraint. Inpatient suicide: risk assessment and prevention. Discharge dilemmas. Section III: The Continuum of Care. Residential psychotherapeutic treatment: an intensive psychodynamic approach for patients with treatment-resistant disorders. Residential treatment programs for children and adolescents. Hospital-based psychiatric emergency services. Outpatient community mental health services. Day hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. Section IV: Structure and Infrastructure. Administration and leadership. Psychiatrists and psychologists. Social work and rehabilitation therapies. Psychiatric nursing: creating and maintaining a therapeutic inpatient environment. Financing of care. Risk management. Quality indicators. The electronic medical record. Design and architecture. Section V: The Future of Hospital Psychiatry. Hospital psychiatry for the future. Index.