Question from a Member:
I am getting ready to start an Inpatient position and was looking for a resource. I went on Amazon but there are many choices and I was unsure which to choose. I was hoping you had a suggestion. I am nervous as this is my first inpatient position at a very stressful time. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Some colleagues who work on inpatient psychiatry units did not recommend any special or specific books on inpatient psychiatry. But, inpatient psychiatry does have many unique issues and perspectives for us to consider. So, books specific to inpatient psychiatry probably do add some value in addition to general reading in psychiatry.
Top choice: Manual of Inpatient Psychiatry (2nd Edition)
This book was recommended to us by colleagues.
Edited by Michael I. Casher and Joshua D. Bess.
Published in 2020
Cambridge University Press.
Principles of Inpatient Psychiatry (1st Edition)
Warning! This book was recommended to us by colleagues. But, until the 2nd Edition of this book is released, we consider this book to be obsolete since it was published in 2008.
Edited by Fred Ovsiew MD and Richard L. Munich MD.
Published in 2008
Oxford Textbook of Inpatient Psychiatry (1st Edition)
Warning! We have not reviewed this book yet. The one review on Amazon.com as of April 12, 2020, is strongly negative. We will update this page as we get more information about this book.
Edited by Alvaro Barrera, Caroline Attard, and Rob Chaplin
Published in 2019.
Oxford University Press
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