Title Handbook of Geropsychiatry for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Subtitle Mental Health Care for the Older Adult
Author Leigh Powers, Marie Smith-East
ISBN 9780826157492
List price USD 65.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 326
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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Offers a wealth of information and insight geared specifically for APRNs providing holistic mental health care to older adults

Addressing the most commonly-encountered mental health disorders, this practical, evidence-based resource for advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, and graduate nursing students delivers the knowledge and tools needed to effectively assess, examine, diagnose, treat, and promote optimal mental health in the geriatric patient. Written by recognized experts in the field of geropsychiatry, this handbook encompasses updated DSM-5 diagnoses and criteria, psychopharmacology, the psychiatric exam, and systems-level approaches to care. It also considers the relationships of the geriatric patient to family, community, and health care providers as they contribute to successful treatment.

This handbook examines the biological changes associated with aging and addresses common mental health disorders of older adults. It presents clear clinical guidelines and demonstrates the use of relevant clinical tools and scales with illustrative examples. Additionally, the text delves into cultural differences that impact treatment and addresses the distinct needs of patients during a pandemic such as COVID-19.

Key Features:

  • Written specifically for APNs and students who work in the geropsychiatry field
  • Presents evidence-based content within a holistic nursing framework
  • Links psychopharmacological content with psychotherapy
  • Describes cultural considerations in assessment and treatment during a pandemic such as COVID-19—in assessment and treatment
  • Delivers key information on interprofessional approaches to patient care
  • Includes Case studies with discussion questions
  • Interprofessional Boxes contain key information on partnerships that can enhance care
  • Evidence-Based Practice Boxes focus on proven strategies and resources




Chapter Reviewers



Chapter 1. Basic Foundations of Aging (Leigh Powers)

Chapter 2. The Psychiatric Exam in Geropsychiatry (Leigh Powers)

Chapter 3. Depressive Disorders in Geropsychiatry (Deana Goldin)

Chapter 4. Bipolar Disorder in Geropsychiatry (Helene Vossos)

Chapter 5. Anxiety Disorders (Leigh Powers, Abimbola Farinde and Marie Smith-East)

Chapter 6. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders (Marie Smith-East)

Chapter 7. Sleep–Wake Disorders (Leigh Powers)

Chapter 8. Substance Use Disorder in Geropsychiatry (Helene Vossos and David J. Mokler)

Chapter 9. Neurocognitive Disorders (William S. Sutton)

Chapter 10. Sexual Dysfunction in the Older Adult (Mathew Keeslar, Alan W. Skipper and Joanne Zanetos)

Chapter 11. Medication Issues and Prescribing in Geropsychiatry (Marie Smith-East and David J. Mokler)

Chapter 12. Elder Abuse (Marie Smith-East)

Chapter 13. Family Dynamics (Marie Smith-East)

Chapter 14. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues (Marie Smith-East)

Chapter 15. Caring for Patients During a Pandemic (Marie Smith-East)



About the Editor:

Dr. Smith-East is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Florida with two Master’s degrees: one in Nursing and the other in Health Education and Behavior. She received a doctoral degree from the University of North Florida and is currently a PhD candidate of Nursing at the University of Central Florida. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Behavior with a certificate in Gerontology from the University of Florida.

Target Audience:

People involved in geropsychiatric nursing like advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and graduate nursing students.


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