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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso


The fields of health care, aging, and social work are often treated as discrete entities, while all social workers deal with issues of health and aging on a daily basis, regardless of practice specialization. This is the first reference book to address this reality by compiling the most current thinking on these subjects in a single volume. With the population of older adults increasing as rapidly as new possibilities for their care, professionals need an accessible source of specialized information about how best to serve the elderly and their families. The most experienced and prominent gero ... More

Keywords: aging, health care, social workers, elderly, gerontology, mental health

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Berkman, editor

Sarah D'Ambruoso, editor
both at the Columbia University School of Social Work, USA

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A Populations Social Workers Serve

1 Older Adults With Cancer

Peter Maramaldi, and Jonghyun Lee

3 Older Adults With Diabetes and Complications

Richard Francoeur, and Jennifer Elkins

4 Older Adults With Orthopedic and Mobility Limitations

Helen Miltiades, and Lenard W. Kaye

7 Aging and Functional Disability

Michelle Putnam, and Susan Stark

8 HIV-Infected and HIV-Affected Older Adults

Cynthia Poindexter, and Charles Emlet

10 Older Adults Suffering From Significant Dementia

Ronald W. Toseland, and Michael Parker

13 Older Adults at Risk for Suicide

Margaret E. Adamek, and Greta Yoder Slater

SECTION III Special Populations


14 Elders Living in Poverty

David E. Biegel, and Sylvia Leibbrandt

15 Older Adults and Work in the 21st Century

Sheila H. Akabas, and Lauren B. Gates

16 The Oldest Old

Ruth E. Dunkle, and Hae-Sook Jeon

17 Immigrant and Refugee Elders

Ailee Moon, and Siyon Rhee

19 Aging Prisoners

Ronald H. Aday

20 Older African Americans and Other Black Populations

Letha A. Chadiha, Edna Brown, and Maria P. Aranda

21 Older Asian Americans

Jong Won Min, and Ailee Moon

25 Older Adults in Other Minority Groups

Colette Browne, and Virginia Richardson

27 Psychosocial Services at the End of Life

Irene Gutheil, and Margaret Souza

28 Caregivers to Older Adults

Jan Greenberg, Marsha Seltzer, and Eva Brewer

29 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Who Are They?

Nancy P. Kropf, and Eunkyung Yoon

33 Caregiving at a Distance

Michael Parker, Wesley Church, and Ronald Toseland

B Where Social Workers Practice

34 Generalized and Specialized Hospitals

Patricia J. Volland, and David M. Keepnews

35 Home Care Settings

A. E. Benjamin, and Edna Naito-Chan

37 Geriatric Care Management Settings

Carmen Morano, and Barbara Morano

38 Hospices

Deborah P. Waldrop

39 Community Mental Health Centers

Sherry M. Cummings, and Kimberly M. Cassie

40 Senior Centers

Philip A. Rozario

43 The Workplace

Sheila H. Akabas, and Lauren B. Gates

44 Substance Abuse Networks

Connie Corley, Muriel Gray, and Richard Yakimo

45 Case Management Services

Matthias J. Naleppa

46 Counseling Services and Support Groups

Leah Ruffin, and Lenard W. Kaye

47 Services to Support Caregivers of Older Adults

Sandra Edmonds Crewe, and Sandra Stukes Chipungu

48 Advocacy and Protection of Older Adults

Jordan I. Kosberg, Max B. Rothman, and Burton D. Dunlop

51 Services for HIV-Infected or HIV-Affected Older Adults

Charles Emlet, and Cynthia Poindexter

53 Nursing Homes

Betsy Vourlekis, and Kelsey Simons

55 The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Ruth Huber, F. Ellen Netting, Kevin W. Borders, and H. W. Nelson

57 Culture Change in Long-Term Care

Wendy Lustbader, and Williams Carter Catlett

58 Dementia Special Care Units in Residential Care

Lisa P. Gwyther, and Rosalie A. Kane

60 Continuing Care Retirement Communities

F. Ellen Netting, and Cindy C. Wilson

61 Assisted Living Settings

Sheryl Zimmerman, Jean Munn, and Terry Koenig

63 Congregate Housing

Nancy W. Sheehan, and Waldo C. Klein

C How Social Workers Practice

SECTION I Assessment and Interventions With Older Adults and Their Families/Caregivers

Kathleen Mcinnis-Dittrich, James Lubben, SECTION EDITORS

A. Assessment

B. Theories and Modes of Practice Intervention With Older Adults and Their Families/Caregivers

68 Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

Kathleen Mcinnis-Dittrich

69 Family and Group Interventions

Roberta R. Greene, and Joyce Riley

72 Reminiscence and Life Review

Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, and Angela Bommarito

73 Strengths-Based and Solutions-Focused Approaches to Practice

Rosemary Chapin, Holly Nelson-Becker, and Kelley Macmillan

74 Spirituality in Professional Helping Interventions

Holly Nelson-Becker, Mitsuko Nakashima, and Edward Canda

C. Advocacy and Empowerment Models

76 National Advocacy Groups for Older Adults

Linda Krogh Harootyan, and Greg O’Neill

83 Policies Related to Competency and Proxy Issues

Kathleen Wilber, and Gretchen E. Alkema

87 World Population Aging

James Lubben, and Joann Damron-Rodriguez

88 Older Adults in Australia

Elizabeth Ozanne

90 Older Adults in Europe

Judith Phillips

92 Long-Term Care Insurance in Japan

Martha N. Ozawa, and Shingo Nakayama

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