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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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Medical Legal Issues in Psychiatric Home Care and Telemental Health

Robert Kohn, Thomas Sheeran and Suzanne Duni-Briggs.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5665 words.

Many elderly persons who reside in the community have the same degree of physical disability as those in nursing homes. Issues regarding autonomy and appropriateness of living...

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Ethics in Geriatric Forensic Assessment

Philip J. Candilis, Gregory B. Leong and Robert Weinstock.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5215 words.

The ethics of geriatric forensic practice are governed by frameworks that help guide common elder activities, such as medical and financial decision-making, self-care, driving, and making...

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Violence and Aggression in the Elderly

Ghulam Mustafa Surti, Laura Stanton and Robert Kohn.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 8777 words.

In nursing homes, aggression is seen in almost 32% of residents. Often, there are medical causes associated with delirium to account for such aggressive behaviors. This chapter discusses...

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