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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
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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

Bibliographic Information

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

B Where Social Workers Practice

C How Social Workers Practice

A. Assessment

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

C. Advocacy and Empowerment Models

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