Social Work with Elders: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Assessment and Intervention / Edition 1

Social Work with Elders: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Assessment and Intervention / Edition 1

by Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321049470

ISBN-13: 9780321049476

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich, Ph. D., ACSW is the recipient of a 2003 award in recognition of excellence in the presentation of end-of-life care content in gerontological social work textbooks given by the Last Acts Coalition supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Second Edition of her award-winning text, Social Work with Elders, examines the

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Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich, Ph. D., ACSW is the recipient of a 2003 award in recognition of excellence in the presentation of end-of-life care content in gerontological social work textbooks given by the Last Acts Coalition supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Second Edition of her award-winning text, Social Work with Elders, examines the basics of a biopsychosocial approach to working with elders and could be considered "one stop shopping" for content on gerontological social work.

Social Work with Elders includes the protocols for both traditional and nontraditional interventions, recognizing the amazing heterogenity of the aging population, and examines important topics such as human behavior in the social environment of elders, spirituality, designing interventions, and diversity regarding gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and sexual orientation of elders. Readers are introduced to theoretical information on the biopsychosocial functioning of older adults and are prepared to assess that functioning and plan and implement interventions. The management of special concerns in substance abuse, protective services, working with family and caregiver support systems, and issues in dying, bereavement, and advance directives are also addressed.

What's New:


• Extensive new material on sexuality addresses an important topic that social workers may not remember to address with their elderly clients (Chapters 3 and 4).
• Expanded information on the social worker's role in death, dying, and advance directives helps prepare students for the tasks ahead (Chapter 13).
• New content on vascular dementia enhancesstudent recognition of the types of dementia they may see in their older clients (Chapter 5).
"This text is the best of its kind for introducing students to social work with elders. The author clearly and succinctly presents research, theory, therapies and practical applications."
Lois Fritschi, Florida International University

"The author has a knack for conveying complicated material in a clear, step-by-step organized manner without sacrificing depth and complexity for the sake of simplicity."
Susan Ednie, Kingsborough

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321049476
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The context of social work practice with elders1
2Biological changes and the physical well-being of elders27
3Psychosocial adjustments to aging62
4Conducting a biopsychosocial assessment85
5Differential assessment and diagnosis of cognitive and emotional problems of elders116
6Social work interventions in the socioemotional and cognitive problems of elders151
7Alternative interventions in the socioemotional problems of elders184
8Substance abuse and suicide prevention in elders210
9Group work with elders241
10Spirituality and social work with elders267
11Social work practice with elder abuse and neglect292
12Working with elders' support systems : spouses, partners, families, and caregivers320
13Dying, bereavement, and advance directives346
Index381

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