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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Comprehensive and Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment

Comprehensive and Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment

65 Comprehensive and Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Scott Miyake Geron

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the context of assessment, anchoring it in the heart and soul of social work practice. While talking about the process of assessment, it suggests that geriatric social work consider the assessment phase as the commencement of a working relationship with a client and not as an end in itself.

Keywords:   geriatric assessment, elderly, social work practice

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