Practicing Psychology in Rural Settings: Hospital Privileges and Collaborative Care

Pages: 159
Item #: 4317970
ISBN: 978-1-55798-452-4
List Price: $14.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $14.95
Copyright: 1997
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

For decades, rural psychologists have been pioneers in gaining hospital privileges for psychologists; however, to date, only 17 states and jurisdictions have passed laws authorizing psychologists to practice in hospital settings. This volume is designed to aid the rural psychologist in educating rural hospital administrators, hospital board members, medical staff, and rural citizens about the valuable contribution psychologists can make to patient care.

Practicing Psychology in Rural Settings: Hospital Privileges and Collaborative Care covers the history of psychology's advancement in hospital settings. Contributors also describe successful collaborative models with physicians and community mental health service providers and highlight the challenges and rewards of working in rural areas. This volume illustrates the greater quality of care that can be achieved when psychologists are made part of an interdisciplinary health care team-a model of care that will benefit both patient and hospital.

Table of Contents






I. Foundations of Establishing a Hospital Practice

  1. The History of Rural Hospital Psychology
    —Robert J. Resnick and Jerry A. Morris
  2. Medical or Professional Staff Membership and Participation in Rural Hospitals
    —Ronald H. Rozensky
  3. Psychology's Contribution to the Hospital During the Industrialization of Health Care
    —Jerry A. Morris

II. Collaboration and Linkages

  1. Collaboration With Primary Care Physicians
    —James H. Bray, Michael F. Enright, and John Rogers
  2. Collaboration With Community Mental Health Centers
    —David S. Hargrove and Peter A. Keller
  3. The Rural Psychologist in the Hospital Emergency Room
    —Jerry A. Morris

III. Special Populations in Hospital Practice

  1. Clinical Neuropsychology in the Rural Hospital
    —Paul L. Craig
  2. The Wellness of Women: Implications for the Rural Health Care Provider
    —Sue A. Kuba and Mary Beth Kenkel
  3. Rural Hospital Addictions Screening and Treatment
    —Jerry A. Morris and James G. Hill



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