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Gerontological practice for the twenty-first century : a social work perspective

Author: Virginia E Richardson; Amanda Smith Barusch
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Series: End-of-life care.
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"Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century meets the need for state-of-the-art information on practice approaches with older patients that are age-specific and empirically based, blend micro and macro views, and reflect current themes in the aging and social work fields. The authors provide an expert and comprehensive review of the current literature and focus on issues relating to the most vulnerable  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia E Richardson; Amanda Smith Barusch
ISBN: 023110748X 9780231107488
OCLC Number: 60373501
Description: xii, 491 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Social work practice in the twenty-first century --
2. Theories of aging --
3. Integrated gerontological practice --
4. Stages in gerontological practice --
5. Anxiety reactions among older people --
6. Depression among older people --
7. Suicide among older people --
8. Substance abuse among older people --
9. Dementia --
10. Social workers and aging families --
11. Social work practice and end-of-life care --
12. Bereavement in later life --
13. Work and retirement --
14. Economic policies and aging --
15. Poverty and aging --
16. Health policies and aging --
17. Improving the quality of life : social services and aging.
Series Title: End-of-life care.
Responsibility: Virginia E. Richardson & Amanda S. Barusch.
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"Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century meets the need for state-of-the-art information on practice approaches with older patients that are age-specific and empirically based, blend micro and macro views, and reflect current themes in the aging and social work fields. The authors provide an expert and comprehensive review of the current literature and focus on issues relating to the most vulnerable older people. Gerontological Practice for the Twenty first Century also features case illustrations throughout and brief end-of-chapter questions for review."--BOOK JACKET.

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