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Author Toner, John A
Title Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness : Evidence-based Care Practices
Imprint New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2010
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- PART I: INTRODUCTION -- 1 A Primer for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness and Evidence-Based Care Practices in Geriatric Mental Health -- 2 Older Persons in Disasters and Emergencies: The Overlapping Mental and Physical Health Issues -- 3 The Geriatric Emergency Preparedness and Response (GEPR) Collaborative: A Successful and Productive Network -- PART II: COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO THE NEEDS OF OLDER PERSONS IN DISASTERS -- 4 Coordinating Services: State and Local Networks and Resources -- 5 National and Cross-National Models of Geriatric Disaster Preparedness: The Canadian Context -- 6 Supervision and Facilitated Reflective Practice as Central to Disaster Preparedness Services to the Older Adult: A National and Cross-National Model -- 7 Making the Community Plan: A Public Health Perspective -- 8 Self-Help Tools for Older Persons and Their Caregivers -- 9 Volunteers: Who Are They and What Are Their Roles? -- PART III: CLINICAL RESPONSE TO THE NEEDS OF OLDER PERSONS DURING DISASTERS -- 10 Psychosocial and Pharmacological Interventions for Older Persons in Disasters -- 11 Case Management for Older Persons in Disasters -- 12 Complementary and Alternative Approaches -- PART IV: IDENTIFYING AND CLASSIFYING MENTAL AND RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS -- 13 The Interdisciplinary Treatment Team as a Geriatric Mental Health Resource Prior to and During Disasters -- 14 Geriatric Assessment for Differential Diagnosis -- 15 Bereavement and Grief: What Is Normal in Disasters and Emergencies? -- PART V: SPECIAL POPULATIONS -- 16 The Experience of Vulnerability in Geriatric Combat Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder During Times of Disaster -- 17 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders -- 18 Disaster Related Elder Mistreatment (DREM)
Appendix I: A Guide to Developing Training Programs for Disaster Preparedness for Older Persons -- Appendix II: Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Geriatric Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
"This is a must-read book for clinicians, service providers, policy makers, program planners, and teachers in the fields of mental health, aging, and emergency preparedness." --Robert N. Butler, MD (From the Foreword) This book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential information that everyone working, or hoping to work in the field of aging, should know about disasters, emergencies, and their effects on the mental health and well-being of older persons. It provides the reader with evidence-based approaches for identifying and classifying mental health problems, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and substance use disorders in older adults, which may occur during and post disasters/emergencies. Specific attention is given to the special needs and approaches to the care of at-risk groups of older persons such as veterans and holocaust survivors; older adults who are isolated, dependent, have mobility problems, communication deficits, are cognitively impaired, or have other co-morbidities; elders who use meals-on-wheels, vital medications, or home care; or older persons who are in senior centers, nursing homes, or assisted living settings. Key features: Increases understanding of the mental health issues in older adults Provides tools that can foster resiliency and recovery at the community, group, and individual levels Influences the development of positive responses to disasters; that is, responses that have the potential to minimize adverse mental and physical outcomes in older persons and maximize individual and group recovery
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Toner, John A. Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness : Evidence-based Care Practices New York : Springer Publishing Company,c2010 9780826122216
Subject Geriatric psychiatry.;Older people -- Mental health services
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Alt Author Mierswa, Therese M
Howe, Judith L
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