Gerontological Social Work: Knowledge, Service Settings, and Special Populations
As the population of America becomes older, an increasing percentage of social work clients will be elderly. This volume is a collection of papers by experts in the field of social work with the elderly and introduces readers to the unique challenges of gerontological social work. The book provides medical and psychological data about the elderly, and outlines methods for effective practice with aged clients. It discusses service environments, exploring the benefits and drawbacks inv9olved in home care, nursing homes, and hospitals. The book also provides vital experience on dealing with special elderly populations, in particular, with elderly minorities and women.
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Effective Practice with Elderly Clients
The Myths and Facts of Aging
Social Problems and Policies and the Elderly
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