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Therapeutic management of the elderly
Author(s)R G Priest
Journal titleIN: Psychiatry in medical practice; R G Priest (ed), 1982
PublisherMacdonald and Evans, Plymouth, 1982
Pagespp 421-470
KeywordsMental disorder ; Psychiatric treatment ; Management [care].
AnnotationThis chapter covers the management of older people with psychiatric illness by consideration of the following: administrative considerations; present variability in patterns of care and general principles of management; psychological, physical and social characteristics of older people; interviewing; prescribing; psychiatric illnesses; emergency situations; legal aspects including compulsory admission to hospital, appointment of receiver, testamentary capacity, and divorce; care of the dying; and prophylaxis. The attitude of health and social service personnel is of major importance. All should see their role as the management of such patients in a sympathetic and positive manner, so as to ensure minimum disability and maximum contentment with life. (OFFPRINT) (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930824113
ClassmarkE: LP: QA *

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