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Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-First Century A Social Work Perspective

ISBN-10: 023110748X

ISBN-13: 9780231107488

Edition: 2005

Authors: Virginia E. Richardson, Amanda S. Barusch

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Drawing upon the most current research, Richardson and Barusch present empirically based interventions and develop an integrated approach that takes into account the biological, psychological, and socioeconomic influences that interact in later life. The authors discuss issues relating to caregiving, elder abuse, work and retirement, poverty, health and mental-health care, bereavement, and working with clients from different cultural backgrounds. Combining discussions of micro- and macro-level problems, the authors offer an essential guide to clinical practice, social policy, and future directions in gerontological care. Part 1 presents an overview of aging theories and describes an integrated practice framework. Part 2 focuses on psychological issues and discusses age-specific interventions. Part 3 considers social issues and Part 4 discusses social-structural issues, including poverty and health, retirement income, and human services for older people. Case examples are included at the end of each chapter.
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Virginia E. Richardson is a professor at the Ohio State University College of Social Work. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including Retirement Counseling: A Handbook for Gerontology Practitioners.Amanda S. Barusch is a professor at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. She is the author of several books, including Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective.

Social work practice in the twenty-first century
Theories of aging
Integrated gerontological practice
Stages in gerontological practice
Anxiety reactions among older people
Depression among older people
Suicide among older people
Substance abuse among older people
Dementia
Social workers and aging families
Social work practice and end-of-life care
Bereavement in later life
Work and retirement
Economic policies and aging
Poverty and aging
Health policies and aging
Improving the quality of life : social services and aging