Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging / Edition 1

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Overview

The fields of health care, aging, and social work are often treated as discrete entities, while all social workers deal with issues of health and aging on a daily basis, regardless of practice specialization. The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging is the first reference to address this reality by compiling the most current thinking on these subjects in a single volume. With the population of older adults increasing as rapidly as new possibilities for their care, professionals need an accessible source of specialized information about how best to serve the elderly and their families, and they will find this authoritative handbook indispensable.

In 100 original chapters, the most experienced and prominent gerontological health care scholars in the United States and across the world provide social workers with up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice guidelines for effectively assessing and treating older adults and supporting their families. The contributing authors paint rich portraits of a variety of populations that social workers serve and arenas in which they practice, followed by detailed recommendations of best practices for an array of physical and mental health conditions. Its unprecedented attention to diversity, global trends, and implications for research, government policy, and education make the publication of such a compendium a major event in the field of gerontological social work.

Ambitious and multi-dimensional, this handbook represents the best research on health and aging available to social workers today.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a valuable resource, authored by the leaders in social work education and social work practice in health care and aging. The Handbook is the first of its kind, integrating policy, practice, and research in an effective manner. It charts the practice arena of today while laying the roadmap for enhancing the quality of life for older adults and their families. From my vantage point, the Handbook is a much needed addition to our knowledge base for practice."—Frank R. Baskind, Professor and Dean, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

"This handbook is a truly monumental achievement: authoritative, wide-ranging, comprehensive, rigorous, integrative and, above all, practice-friendly and policy-friendly. Its authors and editorial board constitute a veritable pantheon—both present and future—of the best scholars and educators in gerontological social work. Convincingly demonstrating how social work with aging and elderly persons is central to all of social work education and practice, this definitive compendium is must reading for anyone who is interested in aging and social work."—Ronald A. Feldman, Ruth Harris Ottman Centennial Professor for the Advancement of Social Work Education and Director, Center for the Study of Social Work Practice, Columbia University School of Social Work

"An excellent teaching resource for bachelor's and master's social work classes in geriatric assessment, interventions, resource networks, therapy, advocacy, policy, international social work, and research...The Handbook is comprehensive, concise, current, and readable."—PsycCRITIQUES

"This monumental text fills a void not only in the literature...but also in the education of social workers who typically do not receive adequate training in gerontology in university social work programs...Berkman is to be commended for compiling a rigorous and extensive resource that will appeal to not only gerontological social wrokers but all social workers who come into contact with older adults in their practice as well as other professionals who are committed to improving the quality of life for older adults and their loved ones."—International Social Work

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195173727
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/9/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1168
  • Sales rank: 1,085,807
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Berkman is the Helen Rehr/Ruth Fizdale Professor of Health and Mental Health at Columbia University School of Social Work, and Principal Investigator and National Director of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program. In recognition of her research and practice in social work and geriatric health care, she has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the New York Academy of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

POPULATIONS SOCIAL WORKERS SERVE
Part I: Social Work Practice and Other Adults with Chronic Physical Conditions
Section Editor: Amy Horowitz
1. Older Adults with Cancer, Peter Maramaldi and Joghyun Lee
2. Older Adults with Age-Related Cardiovascular Disease, Amy Ai and Lynn Carrigan
3. Older Adults with Diabetes and Complications, Richard Francoeur and Jennifer Elkin
4. Older Adults with Orthopedic and Mobility Conditions, Helen Miltaedis and Lenard Kaye
5. Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Elizabeth Lightfoot
6. Older Adults with Age-Related Sensory Loss, Cynthia Stuen
7. Aging and Functional Disability, Michelle Putnam
8. HIV-Infected and HIV-Affected Older Adults, Cynthia Poindexter and Charles Emlet
Part II: Social Work Practice and Older Adults with Mental Health Problems
Section Editor: Deborah Padgett
9. Older Adults with Neurological Disorders without Significant Dementia, Gladys Gonzalez-Ramos
10. Older Adults Suffering from Significant Dementia, Ron Toseland and Michael Parker
11. Older Adults with Mental and Emotional Problems, Zvi Gellis
12. Older Adults with Substance/Alcohol Abuse Problems, Tazuko Shibusawa
13. Older Adults at Risk for Suicide, Margaret Adamek and Greta M. Yoder-Slater
Part III: Social Work Practice and Special Populations of Older Adults and Caregivers
Section Editor: David Biegel
14. Elders Living in Poverty, David Biegel and Sylvia Liebbrandt
15. Older Adults and Work in the 21st Century, Shelly Akabas and Lauren Gates
16. The Oldest Old, Ruth Dunkle and Hae-Sook Jeon
17. Immigrant and Refugee Elders, Ailee Moon and Siyon Rhee
18. Mistreated and Neglected Elders, Susan Tomita
19. Aging Prisoners, Ron Aday
Part IV: Cultural Diversity and Social Work Practice with Older Adults
Section Editor: Letha Chadiha
20. Older African Americans and Other Black Populations, Letha Chadiha, Edna Brown, and Maria Aranda
21. Older Asian Americans, Jong Won and Ailee Moon
22. Older Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons, Sandra Butler
23. Older Latinos: A Mental Health Perspective, Maria Aranda
24. Native American Elders: Unique Histories and Special Needs, Amanda Barusch
25. Older Adults in Other Minority Groups, Collette Browne and Virginia Richardson
Part V: Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care
Section Editor: Judy Howe
26. Roles of Social Workers in Palliative and End of Life Care, Judy Howe and Louise Daratsos
27. Psychosocial Services at the End of Life, Irene Gutheil and Margaret Souza
Part VI: Family and Intergenerational Social Work Practice in Special Caregiving Situations
Section Editor: Marsha Seltzer
28. Caregivers to Older Adults, Jan Greenberg, Marsha Seltzer, and Eva Brewer
29. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Who Are They?, Nancy Kropf and Eunkyung Yoon
30. Older Adults as Caregivers to Persons with Developmental and/or Physical Disabilities, Philip McCallion
31. Older Latino Family Caregivers, Sandra Magana
32. Rural African American Caregiving, Iris Carlton-LaNey
33. Caregiving at a Distance, Michael Parker, Wesley Church, and Ronald Toseland
WHERE SOCIAL WORKERS PRACTICE
Part VII: Social Work Practice in the Community with Older Adults and their Families/Caregivers
Section Editor: Amanda Barusch
A. Settings for Practice:
34. Generalized and Specialized Hospitals, Patricia Volland and David Keepnews
35. Home Care Settings, Ted Benjamin and Edna Naito-Chan
36. Department of Public Welfare or Social Services, Patricia Brownwell
37. Geriatric Care Management Settings, Carmen Morano and Barbara Morano
38. Hospices, Deborah Waldrop
39. Community Mental Health Centers, Sherry Cummings
40. Senior Centers, Philip Rozario
41. Health Maintenance Organizations and Managed Care Companies, W. June Simmons and Susan Enguidanos
42. Social Service and Health Planning Agencies, Rob Hudson
43. The Workplace, Shelly Akabas and Lauren Gates
44. Substance Abuse Networks, Connie Corley, Muriel Gray, and R. Yakimo
Social Service Resources Available Through Community Settings:
45. Case Management Services, Matthias Naleppa
46. Counseling Services and Support Groups, Leah Ruffin and Lenard Kaye
47. Services to Support Caregivers of Older Adults, Sandra Crewe and Sandra Chipungu
48. Advocacy and Protection of Older Adults, Jordan Kosberg, Max Rothman, and Burton Dunlop
49. Services and Housing Issues, Judith Gonyea
50. Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults, Bradley Zodikoff
51. Services for HIV-Infected and HIV-Affected Older Adults, Charles Emlet and Cynthia Poindexter
Part VIII: Social Work Practice with Older Adults and Their Families in Long-Term Residential Care
Section Editor: Rosalie Kane
52. A Social Worker's Historical Perspective on Residential Care, Rosalie Kane
53. Nursing Homes, Betsy Vourlekis and Kelsey Simons
54. Residential Care Settings for Veterans, Marylou Guihan
55. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Ruth Huber, Ellen Netting, Kevin Borders and H.W. Nelson
56. Long-Term Residential Settings for Older Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Jeanette Semke
57. Culture Change in Long Term Care, Wendy Lustbader and Carter Catlett Williams
58. Dementia Special Care Units in Residential Care, Lisa Gwyther and Rosalie Kane
59. Transitions from Nursing Homes to Community Settings, Robert Mollica
60. Continuing Care Retirement Communities, F. Ellen Netting and Cindy Wilson
61. Assisted Living Settings, Sheryl Zimmerman, Jean Munn, and Terry Koenig
62. Adult Foster Care and Adult Family Care, Vera Prosper
63. Congregate Housing, Nancy Sheehan and Waldo Klein
64. Residence-Based Care: New York's NORC-Supportive Service Program Model, Fredda Vladeck
HOW SOCIAL WORKERS PRACTICE
Part IX: Assessment and Intervention with Older Adults and their Families/Caregivers
Section Editor: Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich and James Lubben
A. Assessment
65. Comprehensive and Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment, Scott Geron
66. Abbreviated and Targeted Geriatric Assessment, James Lubben
67. Standardized Measures Commonly Used in Geriatric Assessment, Rosalie Kane
B. Theories and Modes of Practice Intervention with Older Adults and their Families/Caregivers:
68. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions, Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich
69. Family and Group Interventions, Roberta Greene and Joyce Riley
70. Interdisciplinary Team Practices, M. Joanna Miller
71. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Denis Cronin
72. Reminiscence and Life Review, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton and Angela Bommarito
73. Strengths-Based and Solutions-Focused Approaches to Practice, Rosemary Chapin, Holly Nelson-Becker, and Kelly Macmillan
74. Use of Spirituality in Interventions, Holly Nelson-Becker, Mitsuko Nakashima, and Edward Canda
Advocacy and Empowerment Models:
75. Approaches to Empowering Individuals, Kevin Mahoney and Karen Zgoda
76. National Advocacy Groups for Older Adults, Linda Harootyan and Gregg O'Neill
D. LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL POLICIES/REGULATIONS AFFECTING OLDER ADULTS
Section Editor: Namkee Choi
77. Federal Income Maintenance Policies and Programs, Namkee Choi
78. Private Retirement Benefits, Rob Hudson
79. Policies Affecting Health, Mental Health, and Caregiving: Medicare, Ji Seon Lee
80. Policies Affecting Health, Mental Health, and Caregiving: Medicaid, Colleen Galambos
81. Policies Affecting Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Institutions, Li-Mei Chen
82. Policies Affecting Community-Based Social Services, Housing, and Transportation, Sharon Keigher
83. Policies Related to Competency and Proxy Issues, Kathleen Wilber and Gretchen Alkema
84. Policies Related to End of Life Care, Victoria Raveis
85. Policies Affecting Families of Dependent Older Adults, Lydia Li and Jane Rafferty
86. Policies to Protect the Rights of Older Adults, Joan Davitt
E. INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK AND CARE OF OLDER ADULTS
Section Editor: James Lubben
87. World Population Aging, James Lubben and JoAnn Damron Rodriguez
88. Older Adults in Australia, Elizabeth Ozanne
89. Older Adults in China, Iris Chi
90. Older Adults in Europe, Judith Phillips
91. Older Adults in Developing Nations, Osei Darkwa
92. Long Term Care Insurance in Japan, Martha Ozawa and Shingo Nakayama
F. SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH IN AGING
Section Editor: Barbara Berkman
93. Issues in Conducting Social Work Research in Aging, Amy Horowitz
94. Using Large Datasets for Research on Older Adults and Families, Terry Lum
95. Measuring Client Satisfaction Among Older Adults and Families, Chang-ming Hsieh and Betsy Essex
96. Current Status of Social Work Research in Aging and Future Directions, Denise Burnette and Nancy Morrow-Howell
G. SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND CAREERS IN AGING
Section Editor: Nancy Hooyman
97. Strategies for Implementing and Sustaining Gerontological Curricular Change in Social Work Education, James Reinardy and Sara Zoff
98. Educating Social Workers for an Aging Society: Needs and Approaches, Nancy Wilson
99. Moving Forward: Developing Geriatric Social Work Competencies, JoAnn Damron Rodriguez
100. Credentialing Opportunities for Social Workers in Aging, Robyn Golden and Monika White

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