Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging by Barbara Berkman
Book DescriptionThe Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging is the first reference to combine the fields of health care, aging, and social work in a single, authoritative volume. These areas are too often treated as discrete entities, while the reality is that all social workers deal with issues in health and aging on a daily basis, regardless of practice specialization. As the baby boomers age, the impact on practice in health and aging will be dramatic, and social workers need more specialized knowledge about aging, health care, and the resources available to best serve older adults and their families. The volume's 102 original chapters and 13 overviews, written by the most experienced and prominent gerontological health care scholars in the United States and across the world, provide social work practitioners and educators with up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice guidelines for effectively assessing and treating older adults and their families; new models for intervention in both community-based practice and institutional care; and knowledge of significant policy and research issues in health and aging. A truly monumental resource, this handbook represents the best research on health and aging available to social workers today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195173727
(260mm x 193mm x 60mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara Berkman
Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging, Hardback (December 2015)
The Second Edition of the Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging describes innovations in clinical practice for populations that social workers serve, overviews of the arenas in which they practice, and major developments in the social policies that structure and finance health care and senior services.
Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society, Hardback (June 2003)» View all books by Barbara Berkman
Focuses on issues related to the health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. This book addresses such issues as case management, African-American elders, grandmothers raising grandchildren, aging persons with developmental disabilities, home health care, and more.
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Author Biography - Barbara Berkman
Barbara Berkman is the Helen Rehr/Ruth Fizdale Professor of Health and Mental Health at Columbia University School of Social Work, and Principal Investigator and National Director of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program.
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