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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

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ISBN-10: 0195173724

ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Edition: 2006

Authors: Barbara Berkman, Sarah D'Ambruoso

List price: $115.00
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The fields of health care, aging, and social work are often treated as discrete entities, while all social workers deal with issues of health and aging on a daily basis, regardless of practice specialization. The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging is the first reference to address this reality by compiling the most current thinking on these subjects in a single volume. With the population of older adults increasing as rapidly as new possibilities for their care, professionals need an accessible source of specialized information about how best to serve the elderly and their families, and they will find this authoritative handbook indispensable. In 100 original chapters, the most…    
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/9/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1168
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 5.456
Language: English

This book presents significant issues related to health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. It is based on the research of the first 10 Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars and the work of other scholars engaged in the Hartford Program.

Populations Social Workers Serve
Social Work Practice and Other Adults with Chronic Physical Conditions
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Older Adults with Cancer
Older Adults with Age-Related Cardiovascular Disease
Older Adults with Diabetes and Complications
Older Adults with Orthopedic and Mobility Conditions
Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Older Adults with Age-Related Sensory Loss
Aging and Functional Disability
HIV-Infected and HIV-Affected Older Adults
Social Work Practice and Older Adults with Mental Health Problems
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Older Adults with Neurological Disorders without Significant Dementia
Older Adults Suffering from Significant Dementia
Older Adults with Mental and Emotional Problems
Older Adults with Substance/Alcohol Abuse Problems
Older Adults at Risk for Suicide
Social Work Practice and Special Populations of Older Adults and Caregivers
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Elders Living in Poverty
Older Adults and Work in the 21st Century
The Oldest Old
Immigrant and Refugee Elders
Mistreated and Neglected Elders
Aging Prisoners
Cultural Diversity and Social Work Practice with Older Adults
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Older African Americans and Other Black Populations
Older Asian Americans
Older Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons
Older Latinos: A Mental Health Perspective
Native American Elders: Unique Histories and Special Needs
Older Adults in Other Minority Groups
Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care
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Roles of Social Workers in Palliative and End of Life Care
Psychosocial Services at the End of Life
Family and Intergenerational Social Work Practice in Special Caregiving Situations
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Caregivers to Older Adults
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Who Are They?
Older Adults as Caregivers to Persons with Developmental and/or Physical Disabilities
Older Latino Family Caregivers
Rural African American Caregiving
Caregiving at a Distance
Where Social Workers Practice
Social Work Practice in the Community with Older Adults and their Families/Caregivers
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Settings for Practice
Generalized and Specialized Hospitals
Home Care Settings