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Author Bush, Shane S., 1965- author

Title Ethical practice in geropsychology / Shane S. Bush, Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Rebecca S. Allen, III, University of Alabama, Alabama Research Institute on Aging, and Victor A. Molinari, III, University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2017
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Description 1 online resource ( ix, 246 pages)
Contents Integrating psychology and gerontology -- Establishing and maintaining competence in geropsychology -- Ethical issues and decision making in geropsychology -- Assessment of older adults -- Intervention in geropsychology -- Consultation, administration, and business practices in geropsychology -- Education, training, and research in geropsychology -- Setting-specific ethical challenges in geropsychology -- Advocacy in geropsychology: promoting services and protecting rights
Summary "Working with older clients involves a number of unique ethical challenges, including those related to the array of health concerns that psychologists do not often encounter with younger clients, such as Alzheimer's disease. Perhaps the greatest challenge for geropsychologists is balancing the principles of respecting client autonomy and promoting client welfare, especially when a client's decision-making capacity is in question. Geropsychologists also must negotiate the competing interests and expectations of clients and their relatives, other healthcare professions, and the institutions in which many older adults are evaluated and treated. To help geropsychologists navigate these complex issues, this book introduces a structured decision-making process that draws heavily from principle-based and positive ethics and provides practical applications of the APA Ethics Code while also accounting for federal laws and regulations. Detailed case examples illustrate how to apply this process in a variety of treatment contexts, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and hospice care. These vignettes review unique considerations for assessment, intervention, consultation, business practices, education and training, and advocating for clients' rights. This book will also help geropsychologists prepare for the ethics component of the board certification exam"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Geriatric psychiatry -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Older people -- Mental health services -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Older people -- Psychology.
Clinical psychology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Geriatric Psychiatry -- ethics.
Aging -- psychology.
Psychology, Clinical -- ethics.
Form Electronic book
Author Allen, Rebecca S., author
Molinari, Victor, 1952- author
ISBN 9781433826269 (print edition)
1433826267 (print edition)