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By Shilpa Srinivasan, Juliet Glover, James G. Bouknight

This ebook presents a easy creation to geriatric telepsychiatry, together with strength advantages and downsides of using this remedy modality. The textual content discusses purposes in educational, public, federal, and academic settings and indicates functional guidance for imposing and keeping a telepsychiatry software. because the elder inhabitants maintains to develop over the following numerous many years, electronic instruments, together with videoconferencing, will play a wide position in assembly the wishes of the aged. Written through the leaders in geriatric telepsychiatry, this article is the 1st to target the psychiatric program of those electronic instruments, lay out the rules and instructions for treating sufferers who can reap the benefits of this carrier, and description the main state of the art examine at the subject.
Geriatric Telepsychiatry is the last word consultant for psychiatrists, geriatricians, social staff, geriatric nurses, scholars, long term care facilitators, and all doctors who paintings with the aged psychiatric sufferer.

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It has the potential to increase access to specialized mental health care as well as 24 J. Glover decrease overall healthcare costs. It has been demonstrated to be feasible and diagnostically reliable. Furthermore, outcomes are equivalent to in-person care. While some patients and physicians alike may be apprehensive about utilizing telepsychiatric services, the literature has shown overall high levels of satisfaction. While these favorable aspects of ­implementing geriatric telepsychiatry are encouraging, challenges unique to serving geriatric patients from a distance remain.

While the “Three Strikes” law was enacted to ensure that repeat felons are not released, it also resulted in an increase in the geriatric population within the US prison system. For example, in California, the average age of a “third-strike” offender entering the prison system is 36 years. These offenders have a minimum of 25 years to serve their sentence before the possibility of their release, which effectively creates a situation of aging in place within the prison system [21]. Several states have laws that prohibit parole for any life sentences.

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