Social work and the elderly the growing challenge

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Published by University of Connecticut, School of Social Work, Career Training Program on Aging in [Storrs] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social work with older people.,
  • Older people.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Book details

Statementedited by Jeanne T. Bost.
ContributionsBost, Jeanne T., University of Connecticut. School of Social Work. Career Training Program on Aging
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 167 p. ;
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16470708M

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Finally, making the case for critical gerontological social work practice was a key aspiration for the book, especially in the light of the challenges that are apparent to the current and future social work role with older people. Despite variations in policy and practice across the four countries of the British Isles (see Chapter 1), our.

Social workers who are employed in homes for the elderly perform a number of functions, including helping older adults adjust to life in their new residences, advocating for their clients’ needs and rights, providing supportive counseling and making psychosocial assessments.

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Social work is a field of study in social sciences. It is mainly concerned with the study of social problems and social interventions. Social work sets to study individuals, groups, community and. Founded inthe National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more thanmembers.

NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. Social Work Theories. There are many social work theories that guide social work practice.

Here are some of the major theories that are generally accepted in the field of social work: Systems theory describes human behavior in terms of complex systems. It is premised on the idea that an effective system is based on individual needs, rewards.

Gerontological Social Work: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population. Febru by Chris Ingrao. As large numbers of baby boomers become seniors, the landscape of social work is changing and adapting in response.

He takes a person-centred approach, which fosters respect by valuing the fact that elderly people have more lived experience than ing the key theoretical approaches and methods of intervention, this book helps social workers to identify, understand and facilitate their service-users’ wishes for wellbeing and a fulfilling older age.

Social Work with the Elderly: Selected full-text books and articles Social Work & Aging: The Challenges for Evidence-Based Practice By McCallion, Philip.

Like with social workers for children, senior social workers are concerned with the welfare of communities, families, and individuals. Specializing in adults 65 and over, geriatric social workers are trained to find solutions to help address the numerous environmental challenges that.

Fifty social workers serving elderly clients were surveyed by a questionnaire with closed- and open-ended questions. Based on data on the way the social workers respected their elderly clients, the study identified seven forms most frequently practiced and considered most important.

They are linguistic respect, care respect, acquiescent respect. Introductory Works. Coates, et al. ; Hick ; and Turner all provide the reader with an introduction to the characteristics of the profession of social work, including the historical development of the profession in relation to Canadian social welfare development.

Coates, et al. introduces the role played by religion and spirituality, while Hick presents the key concepts. demands. Working with older adults is the fastest-growing segment of the social work profession.

The National Institute on Aging estimates that betw new social workers will be needed to meet the demands of this growing population. This book is intended to provide a solid knowledge base about aging as a process and.

It is essential for social work students to know about social policy, to know why studying social policy is important in the social work degree, and to understand how social policy, when implemented, has a real impact on the everyday life of vulnerable people.

This book provides plenty of examples of this impact, tracing the development of. He takes a person-centred approach, which fosters respect by valuing the fact that elderly people have more lived experience than others. Exploring the key theoretical approaches and methods of intervention, this book helps social workers to identify, understand and facilitate their service users’ wishes for well-being and a fulfilling older age.

BOOKS: Social Work Practice with the Elderly Editors Social Work Practice with the Elderly Editors Marvin David Feit, Michael J.

Holosko Edition 7 BOOKS: Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society: Education, Policy, Practice, and Research. This fascinating book addresses the cultures and concerns of five major ethnic groups: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese.

Social Work Practice with the Asian-American Elderly examines the diverse needs of this rapidly growing by: 2. Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly.

The Actively Aging framework takes into account health, social, behavioral, economic, and personal factors as they. Social Work with Elders is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the process of providing social and mental health services to the elderly.

This book covers the basics of biopsychosocial changes associated with the aging process through the assessment of strengths and challenges to the design and execution of problem-solving interventions.

Social workers can help individuals, families and communities build on their strengths, and unlock their potential, for example, by supporting older people to begin volunteering, thus ensuring. Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly.

Geriatric social workers, however, can help elderly individuals adjust to and cope with problems they may experience. These professionals help make sure the needs of their elderly clients are met, each and every day.

They might help them with financial issues, medical care, mental disorders, and social. The article presents information on the book "Empowerment-Oriented Social Work Practice With the Elderly," by Enid O. Cox and Ruth J.

Parsons. The authors of "Empowerment-Oriented Social Work Practice With the Elderly," state that the purpose of their book is to present readers with a philosophical framework that can be integrated into already.

"Gerontological social workers are experts at meeting the biopsychosocial needs of older adults. Part of the job is connecting the elderly with community resources. Social workers coordinate care for individuals who need a number of services and who will, over a period of months, years, and sometimes decades, require care at different levels.

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Life story books. McKeown and colleagues ( p. ) defined life story work (LSW) as “a term given to biographical approaches in health and social care settings that gives people time to share their memories and talk about their life experiences”. LSB, also called life books, can consist of photographs, written accounts in people’s own words, materials relating to a person’s life.

Social workers can challenge the ageist construction of older adults by using our contextualized knowledge of how people age in their social environments.

Keywords demographic trends, dependency ratios, global social work, older adults, population aging, social policy. The field of social work offers a variety of areas of practice and populations with which to work.

Young children, adolescents, and the elderly are groups often served by social workers. As each age group has a unique set of needs, social workers must develop skills to best meet the needs of each group. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, p.: ill.

; 23 cm. Contents: Section I: Direct practice elements --An overview of social work practice with the elderly / Marvin D. Feit and Nuria M. Cuevas-Feit --What is unique about social work practice with the elderly?/ D.

Ann Holosko and Michale J. Holosko --Conducting psychosocial assessments with the elderly. Learn how weak ties and strong ties work together to build our social capital. Discover how social media can keep seniors connected to friends and family. Explore how seniors can stay healthy through volunteering.

Learn more about the health benefits of social connection here and here. Evidence abut effective social work with older people arises from a number of sources - through the evaluation of policy implementation, research into social work and other related activity, and through what is written to enable a student or qualified practitioner audience develop social work skills and understanding.

Get this from a library. Mental health and the elderly: a social work perspective. [Francis J Turner;] -- "The demographic shift to a much older population is having a large impact on social work professionals who have traditionally been the primary caretakers of the elderly.

As more people are living. This fascinating book addresses the cultures and concerns of five major ethnic groups: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese. Social Work Practice with the Asian-American Elderly examines the diverse needs of this rapidly growing population.

It. The College of Social Work is the centre of excellence for social work, upholding and strengthening professional standards for the benefit of the public. It is an independent membership organisation that aims to provide a strong unified voice for social workers and play a leading role in the development of social work and social policy.

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This volume presents important findings on conflict and abuse in families of the aged. A valuable resource for those in sociology, psychology, gerontology, and social work as well as psychotherapists who work with the aged, the staff of elder abuse programs, adult protective service workers, and legislators.

the authors provide a fresh, historically balanced, empirical and theoretical.Generally, people who abuse the elderly are in a position of trust and exploit a special relationship.

The abuser is often a person whom the abused knows very well such as a partner, a relative, a neighbor, a friend or a health or social worker. Elderly men and women are both at risk of being abused.GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK-A NOTE.

9/15/ Comments. Introduction: The Human life cycle moves through various stages from the immaturity of childhood to the maturity of adulthood and then the senility of old age. Every Stage is characterized by certain concomitant changes in the physical, emotional as well as the social realms (Pai, ).

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