Working with the Elderly: An Introduction

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Elizabeth S. Deichman, Regina Kociecki
Prometheus Books, 1989 - Political Science - 299 pages
Stressing the importance of communicating effectively, understanding the needs of older persons, and developing trust at all levels of service, Working With The Elderly is a valuable sourcebook that places special emphasis on maintaining the integrity, independence, and individuality of older persons. Contributors include specialists in the fields of medicine, therapy, communication, psychology, environmental planning, activities planning, law, ethics, human sexuality, and death and dying. Questions for discussion and select bibliographies enhance this important collection.

In the decades ahead, many careers will be directly or indirectly linked to providing services for the elderly and/or their families. This versatile volume will prove essential for all those who serve our nation's older population - and those who are for the first time considering the fulfilling field of aging.

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Contents

Foreword
9
The Basis for Service
19
Psychological Aspects of Aging
43
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