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The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist : Psychopharmacosocioeconomics and the Treatment of Schizophrenia in Residential Care Facilities - Martin Fleishman

The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist

Psychopharmacosocioeconomics and the Treatment of Schizophrenia in Residential Care Facilities

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2005
ISBN: 9780789023735
Number Of Pages: 476

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The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist: Psychopharmacosocioeconomics and the Treatment of Schizophrenia in Residential Care Facilities addresses the problems involved in the onsite treatment of mentally ill patients in residential care facilities. This book is the first to identify the need for psychiatrists to be available to individuals in such facilities as adult homes, community care homes, transitional living facilities, and rest homes. This vital resource also contains specific recommendations as to how these visits should be conducted with regard to frequency, duration, space, and the types of Medicare procedure codes to utilize.
In The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist, Dr. Fleishman uses his 40 years of experience as a psychiatrist to show you the ins and outs of practicing psychiatry in residential facilities. The book also discusses the profound changes psychiatric drugs have produced in the social, economic, and legal arenas. Using anecdotes, personal stories, and actual documents from Dr. Fleishman's files, this book provides you with a wealth of knowledge not found anywhere else.
With this book, you'll learn more about: time-saving interview/assessment techniques the importance of psychopharmacology in residential care and how it has changed the practice of psychiatry Dr. Fleishman's method for appropriately creating and using progress notes and other records during treatment ways to work with other members of the residential facility professional community--including psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and administrators--to make everyone's job easier the best ways to control paperwork obligations the impact that federal, state, and local government agencies have had on mental health spending, services, and practitioners In The Casebook of a Residential Care Psychiatrist, you will find wisdom, knowledge, and advice along with case studies, tables and examples. While focused on psychiatry and schizophrenia, this book will be of interest to mental health workers, long-term caregivers, and residential facility administrators as well as psychiatrists and psychologists.

What is a residential care facility?p. 17
The problem of the problemp. 21
The historyp. 27
The facilityp. 39
Who should do it?p. 47
The job descriptionp. 65
The castp. 71
How it should be done : space, time, and techniquesp. 115
The problems of frequency and durationp. 153
Why do it?p. 169
The residential care facility first-aid paperwork reduction kitp. 185
The legal problemsp. 199
The medicare audit processp. 237
Progress note problemsp. 243
Special problemsp. 259
Suicidep. 275
IM medications - how to do it and whyp. 285
School daysp. 309
How to fail in psychology without really tryingp. 315
Life in the prechlorpromazine era of nongeological timep. 321
How antipsychotic drugs have changed the worldp. 331
The cost of the treatment of schizophrenia for societyp. 335
The costs of the treatment of schizophrenia for the patientp. 341
How on-site services can reduce the costs of treatmentp. 347
Residential care facilities and the cost savings associated with rehospitalizationp. 355
Of wind and gravityp. 361
Summary and recommendationsp. 369
The problem of competing acronymsp. 389
A list of psychiatric medicationsp. 393
Metabolic monitoring recommendationsp. 399
Qualifications and duties of the residential care administratorp. 403
The federal nursing home reform act (OBRA)p. 411
A brief history of medicarep. 415
The twenty-five warning signs of poor documentationp. 417
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ISBN: 9780789023735
ISBN-10: 0789023733
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 3rd February 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1