April Book of the Month in Psychiatry Online
Friday, April 1st, 2011
Posted by Elizabeth Parang
April brings access to a free PDF version of this featured book from the APPI Bookstore: Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management edited by Robert I. Simon, M.D., and Kenneth Tardiff, M.D., M.P.H.
Evaluating and treating patients with violent ideations and behaviors can be frustrating, anxiety-provoking, and even dangerous, as errors in judgment can lead to disastrous consequences. Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management is a comprehensive textbook on assessing the potentially violent patient for mental health clinicians on the front lines of patient care.
The editors have assembled a distinguished roster of contributors who, in 28 practical chapters, combine evidence-based medicine with expert opinion to address the topic of patient violence in all its diversity of presentation and expression. Dr. Simon is Director of the Program in Psychiatry and Law at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as well as the author or co-author of more than two dozen books. Dr. Tardiff, Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at the Payne Whitney Clinic, The New York Hospital—Cornell Medical Center, is the author of The Concise Guide to Assessment and Management of Violent Patients, an introduction to aggression management now in its second edition.
Violence is both endemic to our society and epidemic in our age. Skilled assessment and management of violence is therefore critical for mental health professionals involved in patient care. Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management includes many features designed to instruct and support these clinicians. For example:
Increasing numbers of veterans are diagnosed with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Campus tragedies such as Virginia Tech are fresh in our collective memory. This text is both timely and necessary—not just for mental health professionals and their patients, but for the families and communities whose safety depends upon competent professional judgment.
You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at PsychiatryOnline.com.
You’ll have access to Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management as a PDF download for the month of April.