Gerontological Home Health Care: A Guide for the Social Work Practitioner

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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 heath care. Answering the urgent call for a textbook that deals with 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...

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Overview

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 heath care. Answering the urgent call for a textbook that deals with 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. The also include programs, resources, and corresponding websites that link to appropriate services.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231124652
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Goldie Kadushin, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dr. Kadushin is the Coordinator of the University Certificate in Applied Gerontology and the Coordinator of Adjunct Faculty for the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Dr. Kadushin's current research interests are in the area of community-based social work practice with the elderly. She is the co-author with Alfred Kadushin of the Social Work Interview, 4th edition (Columbia, 1997). She is the Associate Editor of the journal, Social Work in Health Care. Marcia Egan, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Egan's research areas include social work in health care settings, particularly in community-based settings serving under-served populations, such as the uninsured, marginalized women and their children, and older adults, and the influence of managed care on health care social workers, clients, and practice.

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Table of Contents

1 The Context of Social Work Practice in Home Health Care 1

2 The Social Work Role in Home Health Care 20

3 Culturally Competent Social Work Practice in Home Health Care 43

4 Engagement of the Client in Home Health Care 64

5 Social Work Assessment of the Individual in Home Health Care 83

6 Social Work Assessment of Social Systems in Home Health Care 113

7 Social Work Interventions with the Individual in Home Health Care 147

8 Social Work Interventions with Social Systems in Home Health Care 168

9 Evaluating Social Work Practice in Home Health Care 196

Afterword 203

Appendix Internet Resources 205

Works Cited 209

Index 247

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