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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 11/21/2008.
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This text presents 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. Readers 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 workerrs"s role in dying, bereavement, and advance directives.
Table of Contents
|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|
|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|
|Developing Areas for Direct Practice|
|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|
|The Independence Dependence Struggle|
|Self-Awareness and Supervision|
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