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Description - Handbook of Gerontology by James A. Blackburn

A multidisciplinary resource that combines the latest research with the best practices for working with older adults The Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy provides an essential source of important theoretical and applied information on gerontology for all mental health professionals interested in optimizing the health and well-being of older adults. Interdisciplinary and incorporating the most current evidence-based practices in its focus, this timely book considers the many factors that affect the way this growing population experiences the world-and provides a positive and proactive guide to administering care. Integrating the latest research findings with important practice implications for working with an older client population, the Handbook of Gerontology draws on a multidisciplinary team of expert contributors who provide coverage and insight into a diverse range of topics, including:* A global perspective on aging* Elder abuse* Family caregiving* Parenting grandchildren* Depression* Substance abuse* Alzheimer's disease* Successful aging and personality* Biological and cognitive aspects and theories of aging An exceptional resource for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and students, the Handbook of Gerontology is essential reading for anyone who works with older adults.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471771708
ISBN-10: 0471771708
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 187mm x 45mm)
Pages: 600
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James A. Blackburn

James A. Blackburn, PHD, is a Professor and former Dean of the School of Social Work at Hunter College and a former Dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Gerontological Society of America, the National Council on Family Relations, the Council on Social Work Education, and the American Psychological Association. Catherine N. Dulmus, PHD, is Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research at the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York. She is coeditor of several social work journals and has authored or edited a number of books, including Essentials of Child Welfare, Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Adults, and The Social Work and Human Services Treatment Planner, all published by Wiley.

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