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Author Bush, Shane S., 1965-

Title Geriatric mental health ethics : a casebook / Shane S. Bush
Published New York : Springer, [2009]


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Description pages ; cm
Contents Developmental considerations -- Ethical principles and resources -- Legal issues -- Salient ethical issues -- Ethical decision making -- Professional competence -- Human relations -- Privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent -- Assessment -- Treatment -- Serving special populations -- Health promotion -- Social considerations
Summary "Making informed, ethical decisions and choosing the right course of action with elderly patients can prove difficult for mental health practitioners. This is especially true when patients suffer from Alzheimer's disease or other disorders that impair their own decision-making abilities. When confronting dilemmas concerning privacy, informed consent, and patient autonomy, use of an ethical decision-making model is essential." "In this book, Bush not only presents this practical, 10-step model, but through a diverse collection of case studies, also demonstrates how it can be implemented across numerous therapeutic settings. Nursing, social work, counseling, and psychiatry are only four of the many settings discussed. In essence, the author offers a truly unique, interdisciplinary approach to ethical decision-making in geriatric mental health care."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed December 21, 2009)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Older people -- Mental health services -- Moral and ethical aspects. -- Case studies.
Geriatric psychiatry -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Case studies.
Older people -- Mental health services -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Mental Health Services -- ethics.
Ethics, Professional.
Health Services for the Aged -- ethics.
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author MyiLibrary.
LC no. 2008036376
ISBN 9780826103192 alkaline paper