Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society

Use research to give back to the community by providing health care , education , training , and employment to older Black women , using a life - course approach and both qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the economic ...


Author: Barbara Berkman, DSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826115438

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 408

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Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence

Physical health and economic well-being of older African American women: Toward strategies of empowerment. In B. Berkman and L. Harootyan (Eds). Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society. New York: Springer Publications.


Author: Catherine J. Tompkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317824756

Category: Social Science

Page: 526

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Inspire the next generation of gerontological social workers The growing number of people over the age of 65 in the United States has increased the demand for social workers who are trained to work with the elderly—a demand that’s in danger of not being met. Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence presents innovative techniques and strategies to help educators infuse aging content into their graduate and undergraduate curriculums in an effort to produce a new generation of social work practitioners who are up to the task of working with an older population. Recent surveys show that there has been a decline in the number of aging specialties and courses offered by schools of social work. Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence offers a renewed focus on the promotion of gerontological social work education, presenting papers that grew out of the first National Gerontological Social Work Conference (NGSWC), held in 2003. This unique book is invaluable to anyone who educates future social workers, leads staff training sessions, and/or teaches continuing education courses on aging. Leading gerontologists examine teaching research, community collaboration, and social work competencies, while focusing on special populations and issues including end-of-life care, elder abuse, grief counseling, cultural diversity, cultural competence, and the effects of spirituality and social support on the well being of the elderly. Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence examines: curricular and organizational change developing intergenerational projects involving older persons in the educational process uniting field practice with theory strategies to promote student interest identifying geriatric competencies intergenerational service learning developing an aging prepared community emerging trends in aging and health care end-of-life care and death education environmental issues affecting elder abuse victims mental health services for older persons in rural communities kinship care and much more Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence is a vital resource for social work educators and practitioners, gerontology educators and practitioners, and students.

Health Care for an Aging Society

Cost-Conscious Community Care and Self-Care Approaches David Haber ... collaborative efforts between the May Company store in each of these cities and medical schools, aging agencies, service organizations, or social service agencies.


Author: David Haber

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317756897

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Community Care for an Aging Society

Services such as health care, counseling, social work, health education, and care management are generally provided to residents. Programs and services focus on assisting the residents to remain independent in their homes.


Author: Carole B. Cox, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826128058

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Most older persons desire to remain living in the community, but those requiring care are often at risk of not having their needs met. Families may find themselves unable to care for their older relatives, while formal services are often unavailable or inaccessible. Policies and services are beginning to focus on the community rather than institutions as the primary axis for care. This book examines the many factors contributing to needs for care among older persons as well as the ways in which impairments are defined and responded to by both the individual and society. Focusing on practice and policy issues, Dr. Cox describes many of the early stage community care innovations that hold the promise of making contributions to the well-being and independence of the older population.

Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

American Hospital Association Medicare.(2004). Available: Aviram, U. (2002). The changing role of the social worker in the mental health system. Social Work in Health Care, 35(1/2), ...


Author: Barbara Berkman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198038733

Category: Social Science

Page: 1168

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The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging is the first reference to combine the fields of health care, aging, and social work in a single, authoritative volume. These areas are too often treated as discrete entities, while the reality is that all social workers deal with issues in health and aging on a daily basis, regardless of practice specialization. As the baby boomers age, the impact on practice in health and aging will be dramatic, and social workers need more specialized knowledge about aging, health care, and the resources available to best serve older adults and their families. The volume's 102 original chapters and 13 overviews, written by the most experienced and prominent gerontological health care scholars in the United States and across the world, provide social work practitioners and educators with up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice guidelines for effectively assessing and treating older adults and their families; new models for intervention in both community-based practice and institutional care; and knowledge of significant policy and research issues in health and aging. A truly monumental resource, this handbook represents the best research on health and aging available to social workers today.

Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging

Families and intergenerational relationships in aging societies . Hallym International Journal of Aging , 2 , 3–10 . Berkman , B. , & Harootyan , L. ( 2003 ) . Social work and health care in an aging society . New York : Springer .


Author: Roberta Rubin Greene

Publisher: National Assn of Social Workers Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124095360

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The aging of societies is a global phenomenon. In the United States alone, the life expectancy for both men and women will continue to increase over the next few decades and with that a population explosion of older adults. The dramatic increase in the number and diversity of older adults elevates the visibility of gerontological matters. As a result, social work practice is becoming more multigenerational, thereby demanding social workers, regardless of their professional endeavors, to be equipped with the most innovative theories and practices to serve older adults and their families. This comprehensive text spans the new knowledge and skills required in direct practice areas, group work, and macro practice. It also outlines the Geriatric Social Work Competencies, as developed by social work educators, necessary to serve the older adult population and suggests how these competencies can be integrated into foundation curriculum. Social work educators, students, practitioners, administrators, and policymakers will find updated, useful information in this text regarding * assessment tools * cultural influences * evidence-based practices * intervention techniques * theoretical examples. "Individuals are living longer and healthier lives in part because of the extraordinary growth of biomedical knowledge and public health initiatives. The confluence of the rapid and large increase of the older population and the exponential increase in the dissemination of knowledge create an imperative for social workers to employ the most recent knowledge in their practice with people living increasingly long lives." -- JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez Department of Social Welfare University of California, Los Angeles

Gerontological Social Work Practice

What are the challenges facing gerontological social workers—today and in the near future? This book gives you an essential overview of the role, status, and potential of gerontological social work in aging societies around the world.


Author: Enid Opal Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317787761

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 226

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What are the challenges facing gerontological social workers—today and in the near future? This book gives you an essential overview of the role, status, and potential of gerontological social work in aging societies around the world. Drawing on the expertise of leaders in the field, it identifies key policy and practice issues and suggests directions for the future. Here you’ll find important perspectives on home health care, mental health, elder abuse, older workers’ issues, and death and dying, as well as an examination of the policy and practice issues of utmost concern to social workers dealing with the elderly. With Gerontological Social Work Practice: Issues, Challenges, and Potential you’ll explore: the differences between real situations and what demographics lead one to expect the need for social workers to focus on economic, political, and social issues in order to promote positive change the long-term care insurance issues facing elderly Japanese citizens a Canadian perspective on social work practice with aging people practice techniques to use with aging African Americans strengths-based and empowerment-oriented ways to work with frail elderly the impact of multiculturalism on social policy and much more!

Long term Care in an Aging Society

( Of course the ideal scenario in our health and social services system should include comprehensive pre - retirement planning , but then there would be very little to this story . ) The doctor spends a much longer time on a second ...


Author: Gerald A. Larue


ISBN: 0879757124

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 170

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Essays draw on the views of gerontologists, health-care specialists, and policy makers to address such issues as health-care policy, long-term care as a women's issue, and lobbying government agencies

Social Work in Health Care

This book is a comprehensive look at the US healthcare industry from its historical development to its current status.


Author: Surjit Singh Dhooper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452206202

Category: Medical

Page: 341

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This book is a comprehensive look at the US healthcare industry from its historical development to its current status. It pays particular attention to four domains of health care and the role that social workers play in these roles in the present day and in the future.

Strategic Planning Framework for an Aging Population

California's current ability to provide health and mental health care, social services, safety, housing, and transportation is inadequate, and much work is needed to prepare for the future. The majority of state LTC expenditures are for ...


Author: Andrew E. Scharlach


ISBN: UCLA:L0083022301

Category: California

Page: 53

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