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.
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