Social Work with Elders: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Assessment and Intervention

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Pearson, 2005 - Social Science - 389 pages
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Key Benefit: " Gives students the " how to" of actually doing social work with elders, not just assessing or understanding the process of aging. The topic of spirituality is rarely covered in texts on social work with elders and is required of health care facilities--and yet social workers must do a spirituality assessment as required by federal licensing officials. Material on a comprehensive assessment of older adults shows students what a good (but not overdone) assessment looks like and how the information can be helpful in their practice. Key Topics: " Has a social work perspective exclusively focusing on the process of assessment through the design and implementation of interventions. Includes not only information on spiritual well-being and how to assess it but also chapters on incorporating elder spirituality in the process of intervention. Entire chapter is devoted to the process and conditions for performing assessments and an example is given of a comprehensive assessment. Market: " This book is important for anyone working closely with elders who could benefit from information on assessing strengths and designing and executing problem-solving interventions.

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Personal and Professional Issues in Work with Elders

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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

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