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Social Work With Elders

Social Work With Elders - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205593606

Cover of Social Work With Elders 3RD 09 (ISBN 978-0205593606)
ISBN13: 978-0205593606
ISBN10: 0205593607

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Social Work With Elders - 3RD 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205593606

Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich

ISBN13: 978-0205593606
ISBN10: 0205593607

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Social Work with Older Adults, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the process of assessing the needs of older adults and providing social and mental health services to meet those needs. The Third Edition of this award-winning text examines the basics of biopsychosocial changes associated with the aging process. Students are introduced to theories on the biopsychosocial functioning of older adults and are taught how to assess that functioning and plan and implement interventions from a social work perspective. The book includes content on abuse and neglect of older adults, drug and alcohol abuse and the social workerr's role in dying, bereavement, and advance directives.

Table of Contents

Ta> Preface
Chapter One: The Context of Social Work Practice with Older Adults Aging in the Twenty-First Century Diversity within the Older Adult Population The Focus of This
Chapter The Demography of Aging The Growth of the Older Population Life Expectancy and Marital Status Living Arrangements Poverty Employment Health Status and Disability The Importance of Birth Cohort Settings for Gerontological Social Work Geriatric Care Management Community Social Service Agencies Home Health Care Agencies Adult Day Health Independent and Assisted Living Settings Hospitals Nursing Homes Developing Areas for Direct Practice Legal Services Pre-retirement Planning Macro Settings for Gerontological Social Workers Personal and Professional Issues in Work with Older Adults Ageist Personal and Social Attitudes The Influence of Ageism on Gerontological Social Work as a Career Choice Ageism and Death Anxiety Countertransference The Independence/Dependence Struggle Self-Awareness and Supervision S

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