Through discussions of curricula issues and actual curriculum content ideas, this book encourages social work faculty to develop their own knowledge of the field and serves as a foundation upon which educators and fieldwork instructors can build courses that incorporate more aging content. Full of practical guidelines and assistance, Geriatric Social Work Education helps readers strengthen the quantity and quality of geriatric education in social work schools and continuing education offerings.
This book does not attempt to be all-encompassing but focuses mainly on the frail and old old (persons over eighty-five years) who require a greater degree of assistance than younger, healthier elderly. Geriatric Social Work Education is divided into three sections. Issues and Trends focuses on education for social work in various settings. Curriculum Development, includes chapters on curricula for clinical practice, case management, and nursing home care. Finally, chapters in Interdisciplinary Geriatric Education describe an interdisciplinary faculty development program and examine the challenges and advantages of this approach.
This vital book is a useful supplementary text for courses on the life cycle or work with the aging, as well as an extremely practical guide for educators. Practitioners will also find the information on current practice issues immediately applicable in their daily work.
Table of ContentsContents I. Issues and Trends in Geriatric Education
- Teaching Geriatric Assessment
- Ethnicity and Aging
- Current Realities: Practice and Education Needs of Social Workers in Nursing Homes
- Teaching Geriatric Social Work in Health CareThe What, Why or How of a Complex Process
- A Model for Increasing Minority Participation at Managerial Level in the Field of Aging
- Specialization Within a Generalist Social Work Curriculum
- II. Curriculum Development
- Curriculum for Clinical Practice
- Clinical Case Management: The Hallmark of Gerontological Social Work
- The Interdisciplinary Team in Geriatric Rehabilitation
- Educational Needs of Nursing Home Social Workers at the Baccalaureate Level
- A National Survey of Aging Curriculum in Schools of Social Work
- III. Interdisciplinary Geriatric Education
- Interdisciplinary Geriatric Education: The New Kid on the Block
- A Geriatric Education Center Faculty Development Program Dedicated to Social Work
- The Interdisciplinary Geriatric/Gerontological Team in the Academic Setting: Hot Air or Energizer?
- Reference Notes Included