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The Aging Physician and Other Professionals

Marilyn Price and Donald J. Meyer.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5427 words.

Capacity to practice ones’ profession safely and effectively may become an issue as physicians or other professionals age. While this chapter will focus primarily on the psychiatric...

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Assessment and Counseling of Older Drivers

Thomas M. Meuser and David B. Carr.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 4223 words.

Driving a motor vehicle is an important instrumental activity of daily living and thus a target for health-related assessment and assistance. Most older drivers self-regulate in response to...

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Behavioral Neurological Aspects Involving the Elderly and the Law

Robert P. Granacher.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5595 words.

Behavioral neurology has classically encompassed deficit disorders (those with negative symptoms), such as the aphasias, the amnesias, the agnosias, and the apraxias. The focus of this...

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Capacity in the Life Course of the Elder

Yaser Haq, Stuart A. Anfang and Benjamin Liptzin.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5144 words.

Over the next few decades, there will likely be an increase in the frequency of will challenges related to testamentary capacity and undue influence, given a U.S. elderly population with a...

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Capacity, Informed Consent, and Guardianship

Stephen L. Read and James E. Spar.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 4958 words.

Medical decision-making based on informed consent is a fundamental principle of ethical medical practice. When a patient lacks medical decisional capacity and is unable to give truly...

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Civil Commitment of Older Persons

Sara J. Brady and Eric Y. Drogin.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 4879 words.

Older persons experience higher rates of psychiatric illness than the general population. Consequently, they are disproportionately affected by issues at the intersection of psychiatry and...

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Cultural Issues in Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry

Bandy X. Lee and Grace Lee.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 6535 words.

Cultural competence is an essential skill for the geriatric forensic psychiatrist. Much of psychiatry and the law is “culture-bound,” favoring individual-centered analyses over...

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Elder Abuse

Robert Kohn, Jessica Warner, Wendy Verhoek-Oftedahl and Emily Murphy.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 6070 words.

There are five principal domains of elder abuse: physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial abuse. This chapter discusses the prevalence, prediction, and...

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The Elderly Sex Offender

Hannah Stewart and J. Paul Fedoroff.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 6616 words.

This chapter reviews the topic of problematic sexual behaviors committed by elderly men and women. Given the dearth of research done on problematic sexual behaviors in older people,...

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The Elderly Veteran, Service, Benefits, and the Community

Luisa Skoble, Jamison E. Rogers and Robert Kohn.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 4997 words.

The U.S. veteran population is aging, with 47.3% being age 65 or older in 2013. This chapter addresses the mental health of older veterans and the services and benefits available to them....

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