Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society: Education, Policy, Practice, and Research

Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society: Education, Policy, Practice, and Research

by Barbara Berkman
     
 

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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

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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

ISBN-13:
9780826197245
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
424
File size:
3 MB

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From the Publisher

"The contributors to Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society have performed a brilliant job of selecting, outlining and discussing the major health care issues for today’s social workers. Most impressive was the concise coverage of each topic that includes not only significance, research, and policy implications, but also curriculum advice."
----Judie Svihula, University of California, Berkeley

Meet the Author

Barbara J. Berkman, DSW, is the Helen Rehr/Ruth Fizdale Professor of Health and Mental Health at Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW) and Adjunct Professor, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Berkman has directed 23 federally and foundation supported research projects focusing on issues in geriatric care, and is currently Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation's Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program. She is a former President of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR) and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the New York Academy of Medicine.

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