Mastering the Kennedy Axis V

Mastering the Kennedy Axis V : A New Psychiatric Assessment of Patient Functioning

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Mastering the Kennedy Axis V: A New Psychiatric Assessment of Patient Functioning is a hands-on guide to using the Kennedy Axis V (K Axis). This fast and powerful instrument is at the heart of James A. Kennedy's approach to psychiatric treatment planning.This versatile and practical workbook is an excellent training tool to help clinicians (including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses) develop knowledge, skill, and confidence in using the K Axis. Mastering the Kennedy Axis V will help you  Develop ease and facility with the concepts on which the K Axis is founded Gain practical experience in using the K Axis through practical exercises Build a foundation for systematically tracking response to treatment, including response to medication Organize and track the flow of clinical information through a patient's clinical databases, treatment plan and progress notes Step-by-step, you'll walk through the conceptual underpinnings and rating systems of the seven subscales: psychological impairment, social skills, violence, activities of daily living/occupational skills, substance abuse, medical impairment and ancillary impairment. Through a wide variety of clinical vignettes, you will gain practical experience in using the K Axis to quickly develop basic clinical measurements and profiles.Developed as an alternative to the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale, the Kennedy Axis V is clear, intuitive, effective -- and preferred by a growing number of clinicians. Mastering the Kennedy Axis V provides a user-friendly roadmap to using the K Axis to more thoroughly assess patients' clinical status, resulting in better treatment and outcome.show more

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  • Spiral bound | 294 pages
  • 236.2 x 276.9 x 20.3mm | 861.84g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 1585620629
  • 9781585620623

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This is an excellent and useful guide on how to use an instrument that can be used in place of the GAF. As managed care continues to be the norm in medicine, it helps to quantify and measure the patient's clinical status, his progress, his potential for recovery, and the effectiveness of treatment. It also more clearly describes the level of care each patient requires, which could be useful in determining staffing needs. I would recommend it as an excellent addition to any clinician's library. * Diana Marta, BSN, RN, Doody's Book Reviews *show more

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In the early 1990s, James Kennedy pioneered a systematic approach to treatment planning that since has been widely lauded and adopted. Mastering the Kennedy Axis V: A New Psychiatric Assessment of Patient Functioning is a hands-on guide to the Kennedy Axis V (K Axis). This fast and powerful instrument is at the heart of James A. Kennedy's approach to psychiatric treatment planning. Mastering the Kennedy Axis V is a versatile, practical workbook developed to help clinicians (including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses) gain essential knowledge and skills in using the K Axis. An excellent training tool, this easy-to-use guide walks you step-by-step through the concepts and uses of the seven subscales: psychological impairment, social skills, violence, activities of daily living/occupational skills, substance abuse, medical impairment, and ancillary impairment. Through a wide variety of clinical vignettes, you'll gain practical experience in using the K Axis to rate information and create comprehensive clinical profiles. Developed as an alternative to the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), the Kennedy Axis V is clear, intuitive, effective -- and preferred by a growing number of clinicians. Mastering the Kennedy Axis V provides a user-friendly roadmap to using the K Axis to more thoroughly assess patients' clinical status, resulting in better treatment and outcome.show more

About James A. Kennedy

James A. Kennedy, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts, Director of the Demonstration Unit at Westborough State Hospital in Westborough, Massachusetts, and President of Kennedy, MD Consulting in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.show more

Table of contents

ForewordAcknowledgments Cautionary NoteIdentifying Patient DataChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Kennedy Axis V QuestionnaireChapter 3. Scoring the Kennedy Axis VChapter 4. GAF Equivalent and Dangerousness LevelChapter 5. Problem Description Section of the Scoring SheetChapter 6. Scoring Clinical Vignettes (Self-Examination)Chapter 7. Completed Kennedy Axis V Scoring SheetsChapter 8. ProfilesAppendixshow more