Gerontological Home Health Care

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-15
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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Longer life expectancy, the aging baby boom population, and increasing numbers of older adults with chronic health conditions who want to remain at home are generating an urgent need for providers who possess specialized knowledge and skills in home health care. Answering the urgent call for a textbook that deals specifically with adults in this setting, Goldie Kadushin and Marcia Egan synthesize empirical research to extract practical applications for practice, emphasizing the "how to" of gerontological home health care by discussing the field's most relevant issues. The authors include chapters on home health care policies and funding, cultural and diversity issues, the contemporary challenges of the social work role in home health care, the development of a relationship, the client's role in helping with care, practice evaluation, and individual and social system assessment and intervention. They provide detailed case studies and directions for accessing rapid assessment instruments throughout the text. They also include programs, resources, and corresponding Web sites that link to appropriate services.

Author Biography

Goldie Kadushin is professor of social work at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Marcia Egan is associate professor at the College of Social Work, University of Tennessee

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The Context of Social Work Practice in Home Health Carep. 1
The Social Work Role in Home Health Carep. 20
Culturally Competent Social Work Practice in Home Health Carep. 43
Engagement of the Client in Home Health Carep. 64
Social Work Assessment of the Individual in Home Health Carep. 83
Social Work Assessment of Social Systems in Home Health Carep. 113
Social Work Interventions with the Individual in Home Health Carep. 147
Social Work Interventions with Social Systems in Home Health Carep. 168
Evaluating Social Work Practice in Home Health Carep. 196
Afterwordp. 203
Internet Resourcesp. 205
Works Citedp. 209
Indexp. 247
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