The purpose of this document is to serve as a guide for health authorities in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating services that maximize quality of life for elderly people who have complex and challenging mental health problems. It is anticipated these activities will be reflected in the health authorities' planning.
This work provides an overview of traditional and contemporary ethical perspectives and critically examines a range of ethical and moral challenges present in contemporary psychiatric mental health services.
The current state of rural mental health / K. Bryant Smalley and Jacob C. Warren -- Advancing federal policies in rural mental health / Patrick H. DeLeon, Mary Beth Kenkel, and Diana V. Shaw -- Rurality as a diversity issue / K. Bryant Smalley and Jacob C. Warren -- The impact of mental health stigma on clients from rural settings / Jonathon E. Larson, Patrick W. Corrigan, and Thomas P. Cothran -- Loneliness and isolation in rural areas / Jackson P. Rainer and Johnathan C. Martin -- Religion and rural mental health / Jamie Aten ... [et al.] -- Ethical and professional challenges of mental healthcare delivery in rural communities (or 'a day in the life of a small town psychotherapist') / James L. Werth -- Rural mental health practitioners : their own mental health needs / David S. Hargrove and Lisa Curtin -- Integrated care in rural areas / David Lambert and John Gale -- Technological innovations in rural mental health service delivery / Sarah E. Velasquez, Angela Banitt Duncan, and Eve-Lynn Nelson -- School- and home-based interventions in rural communities / Angela M. Waguespack, Carmen Broussard, and Kristin Guilfou -- Substance use and abuse in rural America / Jennifer D. Lenardson ... [et al.] -- Suicide in rural areas: risk factors and prevention / Courtney Cantrell, Sarah Valley-Gray, and Ralph E. Cash -- Providing mental health services for racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation minority groups in rural areas / Ishan Williams ... [et al.] -- Providing mental health services for women in rural areas / Frieda Farfour Brown, Shannon P. Warden, and Amanda Brown Kotis -- Providing mental health services for men in rural areas / Don Gorman, Robert Eley, and Delwar Hossain -- Mental health services for children, adolescents, and families in rural areas / Heidi Liss Radunovich and Brenda A. Wiens -- Providing mental health services for older adults and caregivers in rural areas / Martha R. Crowther ... [et al.] -- Providing mental health services for rural veterans / John Paul Jameson and Lisa Curtin -- Working in frontier communities / Jaedon P. Avey ... [et al.] -- Rural mental health : future directions and recommendations / K. Bryant Smalley and Jacob C. Warren.