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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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Home Care Settings

Home Care Settings

Chapter:
(p.423) 35 Home Care Settings
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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
Author(s):

A. E. Benjamin

Edna Naito-Chan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0035

This chapter provides an overview of social work practice in home care, including a historical perspective on this practice arena, social work's current role and functions, and government policies and funding mechanisms for home care that have both shaped and constrained social work practice. It concludes with a brief discussion of some challenges involved in enhancing the visibility and role of social workers in home care, and suggests some possible solutions.

Keywords:   home care, health care, aging, elderly, social work practice

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