Title

The Graying of America: Law and the Elderly Patient (reviewing Marshall B. Kapp, Geriatrics and the Law: Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilities (2nd ed. 1992))

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Abstract

Reviews the book, Geriatrics and the Law: Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilities (2nd ed.) by Marshall B. Kapp (see record 1992-98159-000). Conscientious readers of Kapp's book cannot help but be struck by just how much they need to know (and probably do not already know) of the law governing practice with the elderly. This book is directed, according to the author, to a diverse audience:""physicians, nurses, psychologists, health facility administrators, pharmacists, hospital and nursing home trustees, and allied health professionals" A handful of the issues covered in the book are only tangentially related to mental health practice, but even these issues are ones with which mental health professionals working with the elderly ought to be at least passingly acquainted. Despite the limitations implied by its title, this book would serve as an excellent basic introduction to these vital legal issues for all mental health care providers, regardless of the age of their clientele.

DOI

10.1037/033639

Publication Title

Contemporary Psychology

First Page

863

Last Page

864

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