Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society: Education, Policy, Practice, and Research [NOOK Book]

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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, ...

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

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Overview

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, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,059,214
  • File size: 3 MB

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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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Late-Life Depression in Nursing Home Residents: Social Work Opportunities to Prevent, Educate, and Alleviate 15
Ch. 3 Older Adults with Dementia: Community-Based Long-Term Care Alternatives 49
Ch. 4 The Older Patient at Home: Social Work Services and Home Health Care 73
Ch. 5 Gerontological Social Work and Case Management 97
Ch. 6 Self-Health Care by Urban, African American Elders 123
Ch. 7 Physical Health and Economic Well-Being of Older African American Women: Toward Strategies of Empowerment 149
Ch. 8 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 177
Ch. 9 Aging Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Caregivers 201
Ch. 10 Strains and Gains of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren in the HIV Pandemic 227
Ch. 11 Elder Mistreatment and the Role of Social Work 245
Ch. 12 Standardized Geriatric Assessment in Social Work Practice with Older Adults 269
Ch. 13 Cultural Considerations in Health Care and Quality of Life 297
Ch. 14 Centrality of Social Ties to the Health and Well-Being of Older Adults 319
Ch. 15 Home and Community-Based Long-Term Care Policies and Programs: The Crucial Role of Social Work Practitioners and Researchers in Evaluation 351
Ch. 16 Meeting the Challenges of Social Work Practice in Health Care and Aging in the 21st Century 377
Appendix 393
Index 397
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