Social Work Practice With Older Adults: An Actively Aging Framework for Practice

Social Work Practice With Older Adults: An Actively Aging Framework for Practice

by Jill M. Chonody, Barbra A. Teater

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Overview

Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. The Actively Aging framework takes into account health, social, behavioral, economic, and personal factors as they relate to aging, but also explores environmental issues, which aligns with the new educational standards put forth by the Council on Social Work Education. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, the text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506334318
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/08/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,216,577
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Jill Chonody is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Boise State University and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of South Australia. She researches attitudes toward older adults amongst social work students, faculty, and practitioners and the ways that curriculum can address biases against vulnerable and oppressed populations, including older people. She is also interested in the way that creativity can be used in research, such photographic techniques, and psychometrics. Dr. Chonody has presented her research both nationally and internationally and has over 40 published articles and book chapters. Her first book, Community Art: Creative Approaches to Practice, provides an overview of different arts-based interventions that can be used by social workers, community organizers, and nurses, amongst others, and includes chapters on photography, street art, storytelling, and evaluation. 


Barbra Teater, PhD, MSW is Associate Professor of social work at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, where she is director of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program and coordinator of the Disability Studies minor. She previously spent eight years in social work education in the United Kingdom at the University of Bath and the University of Bristol. Barbra currently teaches research methods to MSW students. Her research interests include health and well-being among older adults, evaluating programs that promote the Actively Aging framework, and social work education. Barbra has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters, and authored or edited seven textbooks including the bestselling text, An introduction to applying social work theories and methods.

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1 Introduction to Aging
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
What Is “Old” Age?
Population Changes
Cohort Effects and Impact on Practice
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
2 Aging and Ageism: Cultural Influences
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Ageism
Theoretical Explanations for Ageism
Ageism and Intersectionality
Reducing Ageism
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
3 Actively Aging and Social Work Practice
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
The Development of Active Aging
Active Aging and Other “Positive” Theories or Frameworks of Aging
Theoretical Approaches to Social Work and Social Work Values and Ethical Principles
Active Aging From the Perspective of Older Adults
Actively Aging: Social Work Assessment and Intervention
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
4 Health Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Efforts
Age-Related Disabilities
Mental Health and Neurocognitive Disorders
Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD)
Informal and Formal Supports
Micro Practice: Intervention for Individuals and Groups
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
5 Behavioral Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Health and Well-Being and the Big Four Behaviors
Tobacco Use
Alcohol and Substance Use
Physical Activity
Diet
Sleep
Sexual Activity
Oral Health
Medications and Healthcare Screenings
Micro Practice: Interventions for Individuals and Groups
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
6 Personal Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Biology and Genes
Psychological Factors
Spirituality/Religion
Micro Practice: Interventions for Individuals and Groups
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
7 Social Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Social Support
Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
Education and Literacy
Micro Practice: Interventions for Individuals and Groups
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
8 Economic Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Income
Work and Retirement
Social Protection
Micro Practice: Interventions for Individuals and Groups
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
9 Physical Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Safe Housing
Environmental Factors
Micro Practice: Intervention for Individuals and Groups
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Question and Activities
10 Ethics and Ethical Considerations
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Ethics
Autonomy
Independence
Elder Abuse
End-of-Life
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
11 Actively Aging and Social Work Practice: Case Studies
Case A: Sylvia
Case B: Randall
Case C: Roberto
Case D: Elizabeth
Actively Aging Assessment
12 The Future of an Actively Aging Society
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Introduction
Micro Practice: Intervention for Individuals and Groups
Group Work
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy
Summary
Key Words
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities
Glossary
References
Index

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