9780789019400

Gerontological Social Work Practice: Issues, Challenges, and Potential

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789019400

  • ISBN10:

    078901940X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-10-11
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book gives you an essential overview of the role, status, and potential of gerontological social work in aging societies around the world. Drawing on the expertise of leaders in the field, it identifies key policy and practice issues and suggests directions for the future. Here you'll find important perspectives on home health care, mental health, elder abuse, older workers' issues, and death and dying, as well as an examination of the policy and practice issues of utmost concern to social workers dealing with the elderly.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Enid Opal Cox
Towards a New Era in Aging and Social Work
1(12)
Jeanette C. Takamura
Multiculturalism, Social Policy and the New Aging
13(20)
Fernando Torres-Gil
Karra Bikson Moga
Gerontological Social Work Practice: A Canadian Perspective
33(18)
Lilian M. Wells
Laura E. Taylor
Challenges and Issues Under Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly in Japan
51(12)
Miyuki Inaba
Gerontological Social Work Research: Current Status and Future Directions
63(18)
Nancy Morrow-Howell
Denise Burnette
Demographics and Reality: The ``Disconnect'' in Social Work Education
81(18)
Anita L. Rosen
Joan Levy Zlotnik
Mental Health Services Policy and the Aging
99(16)
Brian Kaskie
Carroll L. Estes
Social Work with Older Adults in Health Care and Residential Settings in the New Millennium: A Return to the Past
115(12)
Elizabeth S. Kelchner
Challenges in Elder Mistreatment Programs and Policy
127(14)
Paulette St. James
Gerontological Social Work with Older African American Adults
141(16)
Marvella E. Ford
Bonnie Hatchett
Older Workers' Issues and Social Work Practice
157(8)
Alberta Dooley
Changing the Paradigm: Strengths-Based and Empowerment-Oriented Social Work with Frail Elders
165(16)
Rosemary Chapin
Enid Opal Cox
Death and Dying and the Social Work Role
181(12)
Katharine R. Hobart
Index 193

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