Practical Psychiatry of Old Age, Fourth Edition

Practical Psychiatry of Old Age, Fourth Edition

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This is a practical guide specifically for midwives on getting involved in clinical effectiveness and clinical governance. It develops the information and ideas of "Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance Made Easy", second edition, and aims to increase the awareness of, and skills in, an evidence based approach to the practice and delivery of healthcare in midwifery. The workbook approach engages the reader in thought-provoking programmes of work, giving realistic advice on collecting, evaluating, interpreting and applying evidence. The book includes examples specific to the needs of midwives, and links to useful websites for midwives and nursing on-line journals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 22mm | 621.43g
  • Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • ill
  • 1857757963
  • 9781857757965
  • 2,013,867

Table of contents

Setting the scene; Assessment; General principles of treatment; Confusion: delirium and dementia; Mood disorders; Paranoid disorders; Neurotic disorders; Personality disorders, alcohol and substance misuse; The relationship between physical and mental health; The planning and delivery of services.
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Review quote

"'I can relate this work to many patients that I have cared for in A&E. I enjoyed this book, it's nicely formatted and a good read.' ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY NURSING 'The book has many strengths. It highlights complicated interactions between psychological, biological and social constructs in explaining, for example, links between depression and physical disorder and the importance of the development of relationships with patients who have multiple needs. The book is well-supported with up-to-date literature. It is highly accessible and will inform the practise of allied professionals working with older people.' NURSING AND RESIDENTIAL CARE 'This text offers a useful review of old age psychiatry.' FAMILY PRACTICE 'This easy-to-read book is very up to date. The case history examples help to make this book a very valuable, practical and accessible reference for any health professional - from consultant to student in all fields of care - working with older people with mental health problems.' THERAPY WEEKLY"
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About Consultant Psychiatrist Huddersfield Nhs Trust and Professor of Old Age Psychiatry John P Wattis

Respectively Visiting Professor of Psychiatry for Older Adults, Huddersfield University; Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Wakefield
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