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Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society

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Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society

SKU# 9780826115430

Education, Policy, Practice, and Research


  • Barbara Berkman DSW
  • Linda Harootyan MSW

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This book places significant issues related to the health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. By presenting the research of social work scholars, all experts in specific research areas, the editors clarify the value that social work brings to the larger realm of health care for older adults and their families.

Special consideration is given to such issues as case management, urban, African-American elders, grandmothers raising grandchildren, aging persons with developmental disabilities, home health care, and more.

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Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 01, 2003
  • Page Count 424
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826115430
  • EISBN 9780826197245

Table of Contents 

  1. Introduction, B.Berkman & L.K. Harootyan
  2. Late-Life Depression in Long-Term Care: Social Work Opportunities to Prevent, Educate, and Alleviate, M.E. Adamek
  3. Older Adults with Dementia: Community-Based Long-Term Care Alternatives, J. Semke
  4. The Older Patient at Home: Social Work Services and Home Health Care, J.S. Lee & I.A. Gutheil
  5. Gerontological Social Work and Case Management, M.J. Naleppa
  6. Self-Health Care by Urban, African American Elders, D. Burnette & S-Y Kang
  7. Physical Health and Economic Well-Being of Older African-American Women: Toward Strategies of Empowerment, L.A. Chadiha & P. Adams
  8. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, N.P. Kropf & S. Wilks
  9. Aging Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Caregivers, P.McCallion & S.R. Kolomer
  10. Strains and Gains of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren in the HIV Pandemic, C.C.Poindexter & N.C. Boyer
  11. Elder Mistreatment and the Role of Social Work, G.J. Paveza & C. VandeWeerd
  12. Standardized Geriatric Assessment in Social Work Practice with Older Adults, S.M. Geron & F. C. Little
  13. Cultural Considerations in Health Care and Quality of Life, P. Maramaldi & M. Guevara
  14. Centrality of Social Ties to the Health and Well-Being of Older Adults, J. Lubben & M. Gironda
  15. Home and Community-Based Long Term Care Policies and Programs: The Crucial Role for Social Work Practitioners and Researchers in Evaluation, S.A. Robert
  16. Social Work in Aging and Health Care: Meeting the Challenges of Practice in the 21st Cenrury, D.S. Gardner & B.D. Zodikoff

  17. Appendix