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April 2024
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This essential new handbook provides practical and essential information on old age liaison psychiatry in the general hospital setting, for use in everyday practice. Covering the assessment and management of older people's mental health, it addresses the most common day-to-day clinical presentations and conditions. The book provides a unique and valuable insight into the emotional and psychological challenges that older people and their families face in hospital, when dealing with both physical health and social crises. Featuring contributions from a range of experts from diverse medical and psychiatric specialities on topics such as service development, use of technology, ethical issues, safeguarding procedures and evidence-based practice for effective management. The book shines a light on the integration of mental and physical health for older people and the importance of managing all aspects of care, alongside the impact of each on mental health. An essential guide for hospital clinicians across all specialties.

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