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Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging

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Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging

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  • Lynn M. Tepper MA, MS, EDM,EdD
  • Thomas M. Cassidy MAg

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In this multidisciplinary text, noted leaders from a variety of fields provide students and professionals with a big picture approach to the best possible care for today's growing aging population. Addressing the extensive concerns that have arisen out of an increased life expectancy and the "elder-boom" of aging baby boomers, the contributors point to changing care and housing needs; health, mental health, and wellness concerns; and financial, ethical, and legal issues in elder care.

Contributors include Eileen Chichin, Catherine DeLorey, Marshall Kapp, Gary Kennedy, William Smith, Patricia Miller, and Thomas Campbell Jackson.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 28, 2004
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826125750
  • EISBN 9780826125767

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Changing Relationships, Changing Care Needs
  1. Aging in America: Challenges and Opportunities, L.M. Tepper
  2. Family Relationships and Support Networks, L.M. Tepper
  3. The Nursing Home and the Continuum of Care, W.T. Smith
  4. Environmental Design in Evoking the Capacities of Older People, L.G. Hiatt
  5. Home Health Care, C. DeLorey

  6. Part II: Health and Wellness in Later Life
  7. Medical Care of the Elderly, R.H. Rubin
  8. Health Promotion in Later Life, C. Kopes-Kerr
  9. Considerations for Oral Health in the Elderly, B.M. Horrell
  10. Major Mental Disorders of Old Age, G.J. Kennedy
  11. Counseling Older People and Their Families, L.M. Tepper
  12. End-of-Life Issues from a Social Service Perspective, S.S. Robinson and L.M. Tepper

  13. Part III: Financial, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Elder Care
  14. Financing Health Care, T.C. Jackson
  15. Issues in Elder Law, M.B. Kapp
  16. Ethics and the Elderly, E.R. Chichin
  17. Identifying and Preventing Elder Abuse, T.M. Cassidy
  18. Interdisciplinary Teamwork: The Key to Quality Care for Older Adults, P.A. Miller

  19. Appendix 1: Sample Bereavement Support Letter to Families of Deceased Hospice Clients
    Appendix 2: Bereavement Assessment Form