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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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Older Adults in Developing Nations

Older Adults in Developing Nations

(p.967) 91 Older Adults in Developing Nations
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Osei Darkwa

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on developing nations, with a special look at Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa has been hard hit with major health crises that have devastated large segments of its population. This crisis is discussed and the ramifications for social work practice with older adults in such countries are considered.

Keywords:   Africa, developing countries, aging population, elderly, social work practice

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