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Social work with elders : a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and intervention

Author: Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002.
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This book is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the process of providing social and mental health services to the elderly.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McInnis-Dittrich, Kathleen, 1951-
Social work with elders.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002
(OCoLC)607830383
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich
ISBN: 0321049470 9780321049476
OCLC Number: 45418929
Description: xix, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 : the context of social work practice with elders --
Aging in the the twenty-first century --
The demography of aging --
The life course perspective on aging --
Settings for gerontological social work --
Personal and professional issues in work with elders. Part 2 : biological changes and the physical well being of elders --
Why does the body age --
Biological changes that accompany aging --
Implications of age related biological changes for social work practice with elders --
Incontinence --
HIV AIDS and elders --
The MacArthur study and successful physical aging. Part 3 : Psychosocial adjustments to aging --
Psychological changes that accompany aging --
Social theories of aging --
The MacArthur study and successful psychosocial aging --
Implications of psychosocial changes for social work practice with elders. Part 4 : conducting a biopsychosocial assessment --
What is an assessment --
What is the purpose of a biopsychosocial assessment --
Special considerations in assessing elders --
Conditions for conducting an assessment --
Components of a comprehensive assessment. Part 5 : differential assessment and diagnosis of cognitive and emotional problems in elders --
Differential assessment and diagnosis --
Depression in elders --
Dementia --
Delirium --
Differentiating between depression dementia and delirium --
Anxiety disorders --
Differential diagnosis of anxiety. Part 6 : social work interventions in the socioemotional and cognitive problems with elders --
Introduction --
Obstacles to intervention and treatment with elders --
Developing a relationship with an elder --
Cognitive behavioral therapy --
Validation therapy --
Reminiscence and life review --
Life review --
Medical interventions for depression and anxiety. Part 7 : alternative interventions in the socioemotional problems of elders --
Art as therapeutic activity --
The therapeutic use of drama --
Animal assisted therapy. Part 8 : addictive disorders and suicide prevention in elders / Substance abuse and elders --
Alcohol use and abuse by elders --
Treatment of alcohol problems in elders --
Drug misuse and dependency --
Suicide among elders. Part 9 : group work with elders --
Using the group work approach with elders --
Cultural issues in group work --
The group process --
Specialized groups for elders --
Ethical dilemmas in group work with elders. Part 10 : spirituality and social work with elders --
Spirituality and religion in social work practice --
The social work profession's approach avoidance relationship with spirituality --
The relevance of spirituality to social work with elders --
Spirituality in the lives of women and elders of color --
Incorporating spirituality into social work practice with elders. Part 11 : social work practice with elder abuse and neglect --
Growing concern about elder abuse and neglect --
The incidence of elder abuse and neglect --
What constitutes elder abuse or neglect --
Risk factors associated with elder abuse and neglect --
Understanding the causes of of elder maltreatment --
Assessment of elder abuse neglect and self neglect --
Designing interventions to prevent abuse or neglect --
Elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes --
When an elder refuses protective servies. Part 12 : Working with elders support systems : spouses partners families and caregivers --
Elders support systems --
Spouses and partners --
The goals of supportive interventions with older couples --
Therapeutic interventions with older couples --
The family meeting --
Caregivers as support systems for elders --
The stresses of caregiving --
Social work interventions with caregivers. Part 13 : dying bereavement and advance directives --
Death and dying as part of gerontological social work --
The process of dying --
The role of the social worker in the dying process --
Bereavement and grief --
Hospice care --
Social work interventions with bereaved elders --
Advanced directives --
Ethical dilemmas in death and dying.
Responsibility: Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich.

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