Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry

Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry

by Steven S. Sharfstein MD

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With decreases in lengths of hospital stay and increases in alternatives to inpatient treatments, the field of hospital psychiatry has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. As the first comprehensive guide to be published in more than a decade, the Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry is a compilation of the latest trends, issues, and developments in the field. The textbook, written by 70 national experts and clinical specialists, covers a wide range of clinical and administrative topics that are central to today's practice of hospital psychiatry.

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 and psychologists.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585628896
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/20/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., M.P.A., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, Maryland, and Clinical Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. Dr. Sharfstein served as President of the American Psychiatric Association from 2005 to 2006.

Deputy Editor Faith B. Dickerson, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Director of Psychology for Sheppard Pratt Health System, in Baltimore, Maryland and is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine. She also heads the Stanley Research Program at Sheppard Pratt.

Deputy Editor John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Vice Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Table of Contents

ContributorsPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1. History of Hospital Psychiatry and Lessons Learned Part I: Inpatient PracticeChapter 2. The Acute Crisis Stabilization Unit for AdultsChapter 3. The Child UnitChapter 4. The Adolescent UnitChapter 5. The Geriatric UnitChapter 6. The Eating Disorders UnitChapter 7. The Trauma Disorders UnitChapter 8. The Psychotic Disorders UnitChapter 9. The Co-Occurring (Substance Abuse/Mental Illness) Disorders UnitChapter 10. The Adolescent Neuropsychiatric Unit: Developmental Disabilities and Mental IllnessChapter 11. The Ethnic/Minority Psychiatric Inpatient UnitChapter 12. The Forensic UnitChapter 13. The State HospitalChapter 14. The Veterans HospitalChapter 15. Consultation--Liaison PsychiatryPart II: Special Clinical IssuesChapter 16. From Within: A Consumer Perspective on Psychiatric HospitalsChapter 17. Working With FamiliesChapter 18. Improving Safety in Mental Health Treatment Settings: Preventing Conflict, Violence, and Use of Seclusion and RestraintChapter 19. Inpatient Suicide: Risk Assessment and PreventionChapter 20. Discharge DilemmasPart III: The Continuum of CareChapter 21. Residential Psychotherapeutic Treatment: An Intensive Psychodynamic Approach for Patients With Treatment-Resistant DisordersChapter 22. Residential Treatment for Children and AdolescentsChapter 23. Hospital-Based Psychiatric Emergency ServicesChapter 24. Outpatient Community Mental Health ServicesChapter 25. Day Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient CarePart IV: Structure and InfrastructureChapter 26. Administration and LeadershipChapter 27. Psychiatrists and PsychologistsChapter 28. Social Work and Rehabilitation TherapiesChapter 29. Psychiatric Nursing: Creating and Maintaining a Therapeutic Inpatient EnvironmentChapter 30. Financing of CareChapter 31. Risk ManagementChapter 32. Quality IndicatorsChapter 33. The Electronic Medical RecordChapter 34. Design and ArchitecturePart V: The Future of Hospital PsychiatryChapter 35. Hospital Psychiatry for the FutureIndex

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