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Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry: Principles and Practice is one of the first texts to provide a comprehensive review of important topics in the intersection of geriatric psychiatry, medicine, clinical neuroscience, forensic psychiatry, and law. It will speak to a broad audience among varied fields, including clinical and forensic psychiatry and mental health professionals, geriatricians and internists, attorneys and courts, regulators, and other professionals working with the older population.

Topics addressed in this text, applied to the geriatric population, include clinical forensic evaluation, regulations and laws, civil commitment, different forms of capacity, guardianship, patient rights, medical-legal issues related to treatment, long term care and telemedicine, risk management, patient safety and error reduction, elder driving, sociopathy and aggression, offenders and the adjudication process, criminal evaluations, corrections, ethics, culture, cognitive impairment, substance abuse, trauma, older professionals, high risk behavior, and forensic mental health training and research. Understanding the relationship between clinical issues, laws and regulations, and managing risk and improving safety, will help to serve the growing older population.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199374656
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/29/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 455,860
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jacob C. Holzer M.D. is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School based at McLean's Hospital, Belmont, MA. He completed medical school at Tufts and did his psychiatry residency training at Yale Medical School. He completed a neuroscience fellowship at Yale Medical School and a neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He serves on a number of committees at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He is the author of over 50 scientific publications, abstracts, and book chapters.

Robert Kohn, MD, MPhil is a Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, based at The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. Dr. Kohn is the Director of the Brown University Fellowship Training Program in Geriatric Psych iatry. He is a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. He is board certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. He completed his medical school training at the University of Illinois and his psychiatry training at Brown University. He is the author of over 150 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as the editor of two textbooks in psychiatry.

Patricia R. Recupero J.D., M.D. is a Clinical Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior based at Butler Hospital, Providence, RI. Dr. Recupero is President and CEO of Butler Hospital. She obtained her law degree at the Boston College Law School and her medical school training at Brown University. She obtained her psychiatry training at Brown University. She is board cert ified by the ABPN in Psychiatry, Addictions Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. She is the former President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. Dr. Recupero serves of the Council of Psychiatry and Law of the American Psychiatry Association. She is the author of over 43 scientific publications and book chapters.

Table of Contents

1. The Psychiatric and Cognitive Mental Status Examination in the Medical-Legal Context
Jacob C. Holzer
2. Neuropsychiatric Aspects Involving the Elderly and the Law
Robert P. Granacher Jr.
3. Behavioral Neurological Aspects Involving the Elderly and Law
Robert P. Granacher Jr.
4. Neuropsychological Assessment in Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry
Larua L. Frakey and Donald Davidoff
5. Neuroimaging and Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry
Tannahill Glen, Joseph Simpson, Melissa Lamar, Denene M. Wambach, and Hal Wortzel
6. Federal Protections, Laws, and the Geriatric Patient
Christina T. Vidoli and Jacob C. Holzer
7. The Elderly Veteran, Service, Benefits, and the Community
Luisa Skoble, Jamison Rogers, and Robert Kohn
8. Civil Commitment of Older Persons
Sara J. Brady and Eric Y. Drogin
9. Capacity, Informed Consent, and Guardianship
Stephen L. Read and James Edward Spar
10. Capacity in the Life Course of the Elder: Testamentary Capacity, Power of Attorney, and Estate Planning
Yaser Haq, Stuart Anfang, and Benjamin Liptzin
11. Forensic Issues and Caregivers of the Elderly
Gary Epstein-Lunbow and Elizabeth Tobin Tyler
12. End of Life Decision Making
Chad D. Kollas and Beth Boyer Kollas
13. Older Driver Assessment and Counseling
Thomas M. Meuser and David B. Carr
14. Forensic Issues in the Geriatric Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service and the Right to Accept and Refuse Treatment
Eran D. Metzger, Jacob C. Holder, and Rebecca W. Brendel
15. Psychopharmacological Agents, Side Effects, and Black Box Warnings
Manish A. Fozdar and Jacob C. Holzer
16. Neurostimulation Therapies, Side Effects, Risks, and Benefits
Heba Gad, Daniel Bateman, and Paul E. Hotzheimer
17. Patient Safety and Risk Reduction in the Geriatric Psychiatry Patient
Jacob C. Holzer and Paul Gluck
18. Forensic Issues in Long-Term Care Psychiatry
Marshall B. Kapp
19. Medical Legal Issues in Psychiatric Home Care and Telemental Health
Robert Kohn, Thomas Sheeran, and Suzanne Duni-Briggs
20. Evaluation of Elderly Persons in the Criminal Justice System
Richard L. Frierson and Shilpa Srinivasan
21. Elder Abuse
Robert Kohn, Jessica Warner, Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl, and Emily Murphy
22. The Elderly Sex Offender
Hannah Stewart and J. Paul Fedoroff
23. Sociopathy, Antisocial Personality, and Directed Aggression in the Geriatric Population
Olivia Zurek, Laura Stanton, and Robert Kohn
24. Violence and Aggression in the Elderly: Non-directed Aggression and Clinical Causation
Ghulam Mustafa Surti, Laura Stanton, and Robert Kohn
25. Working With the Elderly Defendant Through the Adjudicative Process
Barry W. Wall
26. The Geriatric Witness
Simha Ravven and Howard Zonana
27. Geriatric Offenders: Evaluation and Treatment Within Correctional Settings
Timothy J. McGlasson, Michael K. Champion, and Joseph V. Penn
28. Ethics in Geriatric Forensic Assessment
Philip J. Candilis, Gregory B. Leong, and Robert Weinstock
29. Cultural Issues In Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry
Brandy X. Lee and Grace Lee
30. Substance Use Disorders in the Elderly
Michael Burgard and Robert Kohn
31. Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and Aging: Medical-Legal Issues
Mark J. Hauser, Robert Kohn, Matthew D. Lerner, Michael Stein, Becca Lory, and Harold J. Bursztajn
32. Mild Cognitive Impairment: Impact on Medical-Legal Issues
David C. Hsu and James M. Ellison
33. Suicidal Behavior in the Elderly and Its Forensic Implications
Maureen A. Malin, Carolina Jimenez-Madiedo, and Robert Kohn
34. The Evolving Role of Psychiatry in Physician-Assisted Dying and Euthanasia
James M. Wilkins, Maureen A. Malin, and Robert Kohn
35. The Traumatized Older Individual and Society
Gen Tanaka, Anothai Soonsawat, Omar Sultan Haque, and Harold J. Bursztajn
36. Issues in Medicare Billing, Documentation, and Coding
Linda Martins, Ruby Nicholson, and Robert Kohn
37. The Aging Physician and Other Professionals: Assessing Fitness for Duty
Marilyn Price and Donald Meyer
38. Geriatric Forensic Report Writing
Sherif Soliman and Phillip J. Resnick
39. The Role of the Law and Legal Profession and Relationship to the Psychiatric Consultant
Patricia R. Recupero
40. Geriatric Psychiatry Research
S. Khalid Abubaker, Tyler G. Jones, and Philip J. Candilis
41. Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry Training in Forensic and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowships
Stephen L. Read, Aaron Kaufman, and Daniel T. Hackman
42. Human Rights and the Elderly: An Interventional Perspective
Robert Kohn

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