Examine psychiatric emergencies that arise during childhood and adolescence and compare how those emergencies are assessed and treated to those of adult clients.
Compare treatment of adult psychiatric emergency clients to child or adolescent psychiatric emergency clients
Analyze legal and ethical issues concerning treatment of child or adolescent psychiatric emergency clients
Consider a case where an adult client had a psychiatric emergency. If you have not had a personal experience with an adult client who had a psychiatric emergency, you can conduct an internet or library search to identify one.
· Briefly describe the case you selected.
· Explain how you would treat the client differently if he or she were a child or adolescent.
· Explain any legal or ethical issues you would have to consider when working with a child or adolescent emergency case.
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Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
· Chapter 23, “Emergency Psychiatric Medicine” (pp. 785–790)
· Chapter 31, “Child Psychiatry” (pp. 1226–1253)
Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.