Preventing Elderly Suicide: Overcoming Personal Despair, Professional Neglect, and Social Bias (RC 569 P74 1993)
This book examines demographic & epidemiological data of elderly suicide & presents a comprehensive assessment process involving a multi-level, multi-disciplinary approach. It recommends family-oriented treatment & notes situations where individual treatment & group therapy are also beneficial. In treating the elderly, ageism, negative therapeutic reaction, the patient/therapist relationship, transference, & countertransference are discussed. Case examples are used extensively in the book.