The Mental Status Examination Handbook

The Mental Status Examination Handbook
Author: Mario F. Mendez
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03
ISBN: 9780323694896
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mental Status Examination Handbook Book Excerpt:

The ability to effectively assess cognitive and other behavioral functions is an essential skill for neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, and other clinicians who perform clinic and bedside examinations. Unique in the field, The Mental Status Examination Handbook is a user-friendly, comprehensive resource that provides practical guidance on cognitive assessment, clarifies mental status testing procedures, and assists with decision making for neuropsychological referrals. This detailed manual draws from the full history of behavioral neurology testing, making the complex and challenging area of cognitive assessment accessible for both students and practitioners. Offers guidance on how to choose and perform a large number of mental status tests, with information on selected test materials and normative values. Covers the bedside evaluation of arousal, attention, memory, language, perception, executive abilities, and other cognitive and behavioral areas. Provides an authoritative assessment and compendium of commonly used mental status scales, inventories and questionnaires. Describes relevant correlations with formal neuropsychological testing, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric disease. Explains how to weigh, use, and understand mental status scales and neuropsychological instruments. Discusses the meaning of cognitive symptoms and signs, and their neuroanatomical and neuropathological correlations. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

The Mental Status Examination Handbook E Book

The Mental Status Examination Handbook E Book
Author: Mario F. Mendez
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-05
ISBN: 032369490X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mental Status Examination Handbook E Book Book Excerpt:

The ability to effectively assess cognitive and other behavioral functions is an essential skill for neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, and other clinicians who perform clinic and bedside examinations. Unique in the field, The Mental Status Examination Handbook is a user-friendly, comprehensive resource that provides practical guidance on cognitive assessment, clarifies mental status testing procedures, and assists with decision making for neuropsychological referrals. This detailed manual draws from the full history of behavioral neurology testing, making the complex and challenging area of cognitive assessment accessible for both students and practitioners. Offers guidance on how to choose and perform a large number of mental status tests, with information on selected test materials and normative values. Covers the bedside evaluation of arousal, attention, memory, language, perception, executive abilities, and other cognitive and behavioral areas. Provides an authoritative assessment and compendium of commonly used mental status scales, inventories and questionnaires. Describes relevant correlations with formal neuropsychological testing, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric disease. Explains how to weigh, use, and understand mental status scales and neuropsychological instruments. Discusses the meaning of cognitive symptoms and signs, and their neuroanatomical and neuropathological correlations.

Seidel s Physical Examination Handbook E Book

Seidel s Physical Examination Handbook   E Book
Author: Jane W. Ball,Joyce E. Dains,John A. Flynn,Barry S. Solomon,Rosalyn W. Stewart
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-09-05
ISBN: 0323172210
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seidel s Physical Examination Handbook E Book Book Excerpt:

Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Examination tables and Aids to Differential Diagnosis tables provide easy access to the physical exam in a two-column format for each system exam. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference. Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, adolescents, and older adults, the healthy female evaluation, as well as reporting and documenting findings for computerized charting. Examination tables offer quick and reliable reference to key exam steps and what to expect. Aids to Differential Diagnosis tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, furnishing you with clues for identifying characteristic symptoms and diagnosing patient problems. Sample Documentation sections at the end of system chapters promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam. Equipment Lists, indicating needed items in preparation for each system exam, facilitate efficiency in the practice setting. Color-coded Pediatric Variations tables provide a resource on differences in findings and developmental considerations for pediatric patients. Updated Computerized Charting content reflects the shift to electronic charting in clinical practice and equips you with a current resource on what and how to chart patient data. Over 200 full-color illustrations on anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual reference to performing exams and anticipated and unanticipated findings in this highly visual field. NEW! Updated Content throughout the book reflects the latest research and evidence-based practice to supply you with a best-practice approach to the physical exam. NEW! Vital Signs and Pain Assessment chapter groups important foundational and frequently-used tasks together for easy reference. NEW! Age-Specific Examination: Special Populations and Older Adults chapter makes it easy to locate specific variations in assessment for older adults with special needs.

Mosby s Physical Examination Handbook E Book

Mosby s Physical Examination Handbook   E Book
Author: Henry M. Seidel,Jane W. Ball,Joyce E. Dains,Barry S. Solomon,John A. Flynn,Rosalyn W. Stewart
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN: 0323078435
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mosby s Physical Examination Handbook E Book Book Excerpt:

Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference. Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, and adolescents, the healthy female evaluation, and reporting and documenting findings. The two-column format featuring Exam Techniques, Expected Findings, and Unexpected Findings provides quick and reliable reference to key exam steps. Over 250 full-color figures depicting anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual guide to performing exams. Documentation examples promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam. Aids to Differential Diagnosis Tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, making it easier to identify patients’ symptoms. Lists of the equipment required in preparation for each system exam facilitate efficiency in the practice setting. Color-coded tables highlight pediatric variations and provide quick-reference coverage of developmental considerations specific to pediatric patients. Updates throughout reflect the latest research and evidence-based practice findings on all aspects of the physical exam. New content on electronic charting reflects the shift to electronic medical records in clinical practice and offers a current resource on what and how to chart. An updated drug table provides a list of physical findings potentially related to common classes of drugs.

Handbook of Health Social Work

Handbook of Health Social Work
Author: Sarah Gehlert,Teri Browne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2006-03-20
ISBN: 0471758884
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Health Social Work Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Health Social Work provides a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care. Written from a wellness perspective, the chapters cover the spectrum of health social work settings with contributions from a wide range of experts. The resulting resource offers both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development in proactive and actionable terms. Three sections present the material: The Foundations of Social Work in Health Care provides information that is basic and central to the operations of social workers in health care, including conceptual underpinnings; the development of the profession; the wide array of roles performed by social workers in health care settings; ethical issues and decision - making in a variety of arenas; public health and social work; health policy and social work; and the understanding of community factors in health social work. Health Social Work Practice: A Spectrum of Critical Considerations delves into critical practice issues such as theories of health behavior; assessment; effective communication with both clients and other members of health care teams; intersections between health and mental health; the effects of religion and spirituality on health care; family and health; sexuality in health care; and substance abuse. Health Social Work: Selected Areas of Practice presents a range of examples of social work practice, including settings that involve older adults; nephrology; oncology; chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS; genetics; end of life care; pain management and palliative care; and alternative treatments and traditional healers. The first book of its kind to unite the entire body of health social work knowledge, the Handbook of Health Social Work is a must-read for social work educators, administrators, students, and practitioners.

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Handbook of Psychological Assessment
Author: Gary Groth-Marnat
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2009-10-20
ISBN: 9780470592137
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Psychological Assessment Book Excerpt:

The most highly acclaimed and complete reference work on psychological assessment-fully updated and expanded Covering principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing, the latest edition of Gary Groth-Marnat's landmark Handbook of Psychological Assessment has been thoroughly revised and expanded. Written in a practical, skills-based manner, this classic resource offers coverage of the most widely used assessment instruments and has been updated to include new material and cover tests that are growing in popularity, such as brief assessment instruments. Handbook of Psychological Assessment also provides guidance on the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, how to interpret assessment data, and how to integrate test scores and develop treatment plans as well as instruction on ways in which to write effective, client-oriented, problem-solving psychological reports. The Fifth Edition provides thorough coverage of the most commonly used assessment instruments including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), California Psychology Inventory (CPI), Rorschach, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III), Thematic Apperception Test, Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), brief assessment instruments, clinical interviewing, and behavioral assessment. In addition, this Fifth Edition includes: Updates on the new WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, and WMS-IV An increased emphasis on diversity A focus on screening for neuropsychological impairment, including coverage of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) Coverage of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form New information on client feedback and consultation An updated chapter on psychological report writing, including new examples of psychological reports Organized according to the sequence mental health professionals follow when conducting an assessment, Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fifth Edition is a practical, valuable reference for professionals looking to stay current as well as for students looking for the most thorough and trusted resource covering the field of psychological assessment.

Evidence Based Physical Examination Handbook

Evidence Based Physical Examination Handbook
Author: Kate Sustersic Gawlik, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP,Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN,Alice M. Teall, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN: 0826164668
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Physical Examination Handbook Book Excerpt:

Provides succinct evidence-based guidance on the assessment of patients across the life span and development of sound clinical reasoning A companion to the groundbreaking Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health and Well-Being, this portable, full-color, richly illustrated handbook prepares you for practice in any clinical setting. A high-yield guide with only the most essential information for assessment of patients across the life span, it includes key questions and considerations for the patient history, a step-by-step guide to physical examination, tips for interpreting assessment findings, differential diagnoses, and coverage of special populations. Other useful features include Red Flag and Evidence-Based Considerations boxes, quick-reference tables, and sample documentation. The Evidence-Based Physical Examination set of products provide all of the information you need to develop sound clinical judgement—access the handbook on the go or at point of care and refer to the comprehensive textbook for in-depth review. Key Features: Provides succinct, evidence-based guidance on the history-taking and physical examination of patients across the life span Strengthens advanced assessment and clinical-reasoning skills in preparation for clinical rotations and practice Includes tips for interpreting assessment findings, Red Flag and Evidence-Based Considerations boxes, and sample documentation Highlights essential information with quick-reference tables Features abundant illustrations and images

Handbook of Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Handbook of Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Author: Clarice Kestenbaum,Daniel T. Williams
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 1992-05
ISBN: 9780814746288
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents Book Excerpt:

This essential reference book is must reading for mental health professionals who assess and treat children and adolescents. Comprehensive, detailed, clearly written, and innovative, it presents the approaches of the leading clinicians in their fields.

Handbook of Multicultural Assessment

Handbook of Multicultural Assessment
Author: Lisa A. Suzuki,Joseph G. Ponterotto,Paul J. Meller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2001-07-27
ISBN: 9780787958695
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Multicultural Assessment Book Excerpt:

This thorough analysis of multicultural assessment covers significant issues, including the major instruments and procedures, cognitive and educational assessment, and cross-cultural sensitivity and ethics. Offering the most current empirical research, theory, and specific recommendations, the volume includes case studies that illustrate culturally sensitive procedures and tables that highlight comparisons between particular measures, competencies, and assessment practices. Including updated articles from the original contributors as well as entirely new contributions, the revised version offers compelling ideas for conducting assessments with minority populations.

Diagnostic Interviewing

Diagnostic Interviewing
Author: Daniel L. Segal,Michel Hersen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN: 1441913203
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Interviewing Book Excerpt:

This volume represents a clear, jargon-free overview of diagnostic categories with helpful hints regarding a psychiatric interview. Completely revised and updated, detailing current innovations in theory and practice, including recent changes in the DSM-IV.

Handbook of Adolescent Psychopathology

Handbook of Adolescent Psychopathology
Author: Vincent B. Van Hasselt,Michel Hersen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 773
Release: 1995
ISBN: 0669276774
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Adolescent Psychopathology Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment
Author: Joseph J. Gallo
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780763730567
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment Book Excerpt:

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Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Handbook of Psychological Assessment
Author: G. Goldstein,Michel Hersen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2000-02-16
ISBN: 9780080540023
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Psychological Assessment Book Excerpt:

The field of psychological assessment has been undergoing rapid change. The second edition of this Handbook, published in 1990, appeared at the beginning of a decade marked by extensive advances in assessment in essentially all of its specialized areas. There are many new tests, new applications of established tests, and new test systems. Major revisions have appeared of established tests, notably the Wechsler intelligence scales. The time seemed right for a third edition, since even over the relatively brief period of ten years, many tests described in the second edition have been replaced, and are no longer commonly used. Furthermore, much new research in such areas as neuropsychology, cognitive science, and psychopathology have made major impacts on how many tests and other assessment procedures are used and interpreted. This third edition represents an effort to give the reader an overview of the many new developments in assessment, while still maintaining material on basic psychometric concepts in order for it to continue to serve as a comprehensive handbook for the student and professional.

Mosby s Physical Examination Handbook

Mosby s Physical Examination Handbook
Author: Henry M. Seidel,Jane W. Ball,Joyce E. Dains
Publsiher: Mosby Incorporated
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mosby s Physical Examination Handbook Book Excerpt:

This beautifully illustrated, full-color clinical manual provides convenient, portable access to comprehensive guidance in physical examinations. A dynamic author team gives the handbook an uncommonly strong multidisciplinary perspective, emphasis on differential diagnosis, and expert coverage of both pediatrics and adult health.

Examinations Handbook

Examinations Handbook
Author: United States. Immigration and Naturalization Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Examinations Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Mental Status Examination in Neurology

The Mental Status Examination in Neurology
Author: Richard L. Strub,F. William Black
Publsiher: F. A. Davis Company
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Brain damage
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mental Status Examination in Neurology Book Excerpt:

-- Simplified explanation of exam procedures such as assessment of level of consciousness, language acuity, memory, and attention-- Pocket card summarizes the main points to remember in assessing mental status in limited patient-contact time-- The latest DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are covered to ease filling out insurance forms-- Extraordinary number of new scientific findings about cognition that are involved with testing a patient's mental function-- Covers the refinement of testing procedures and late-1990s updating of the psychological test battery to speed up the exam-- Presents age-related norms, important when assessing the elderly for early dementia-- Reviews ways to use the exam as a screening procedure, particularly when diagnosing dementia and differentiating between organic and functional disorders-- The most important parts of the text are highlighted for easy review and reference

Handbook of Psychiatry

Handbook of Psychiatry
Author: Fernando Hogan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 9781632427830
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders. The assessment of a patient's condition usually begins with a case history and mental status examination. In order to obtain the case history of the patient, the psychiatrist asks the patient several questions. The answers to those questions aid the psychiatrist in the diagnosis and treatment process. A mental status examination is meant to assess a patient's mental state at a fixed point of time, by observing his appearance, attitude, speech, mood, behaviour and thought process. It is very useful in assessing a person's suicidal thoughts. This book unfolds the innovative aspects of psychiatry which will be crucial for the progress of this field in the future. It studies, analyzes and upholds the pillars of psychiatry and its utmost significance in modern times. Students, researchers, experts and all associated with psychiatry will benefit alike from this book.

Handbook of Pediatrics

Handbook of Pediatrics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Pediatrics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Pediatrics Book Excerpt:

Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children

Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children
Author: P. Forrest Talley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 131782508X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children Book Excerpt:

Practical solutions for difficult clinical situations! With many chapters written by some of the field's best known contributors, this handbook was developed for the practitioner who wants practical and effective guidance for helping abused children. Each major area of clinical practice is discussed by experienced professionals, providing you with new insights and ideas regarding: medical findings; clinical assessment; individual, group, and family therapy; testifying in court; the role of medication in treatment, and much more. To make the application from the written page to your practice even more compelling, every clinical chapter is followed by a patient vignette that demonstrates how the principles just described can be successfully applied in the working world of therapists. Whether abused children number only a few or many on your caseload, this is a handbook to which you will often refer over the years. The Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children pulls together a wide range of practical information for therapists on how to effectively work with abused and neglected children. Unlike other volumes on the subject, this book puts the information in context, with a ’big picture’ overview of how the therapist fits into the larger system into which the child has been swept up—Child Protective Services, legal proceedings, medical issues, disputes regarding custody, etc. Inside, you’ll find effective strategies for: conducting individual therapy with abused children—how to begin therapy, identify distortions, effectively challenge ingrained patterns of behavior, and constructively bring therapy to a close navigating the maze of Child Protective Services—knowing what resources are available, what obstacles are likely to arise, and how to work with social workers understanding the medical findings of maltreated children—how information from a child’s physician can provide critical insights into the child’s experience, and often into children’s expectations of future relationships testifying in court as a therapist—how the court works and how to prepare to give effective testimony facilitating parent interventions—how to help mothers and fathers develop relationships with their children to the fullest and nurture each child’s potential as his or her personality develops The Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children will prove valuable for students and educators as well as novice and experienced therapists. Whether you see children only occasionally or focus your practice on maltreated children, this one-of-a-kind resource deserves a place in your professional collection.

The Child Mental Status Examination

The Child Mental Status Examination
Author: Jerome D. Goodman,John A. Sours
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1568211872
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Child Mental Status Examination Book Excerpt:

The authors incorporate the neurologic examination into a play framework, wherein they can analyze a child's personality and development, searching for 'soft' signs of postural or motor incoordination, and for 'hard' signs of childrens' mental status.