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Description - Social Work Practice and the Elderly by Michael J. Holosko

This third edition of Social Work Practice with the Elderly describes significant practice issues and current challenges facing gerontological social workers, who are working with the fastest growing demographic cohort in North America. Insightful and creative practitioners provide current accounts and case examples from their work in a variety of settings. The material includes both micro and macro practice and offers a focus on advanced specialty practice while also providing an advanced generalist model. All the chapters have been rewritten and updated by adding related additional readings and websites. Six new chapters have been added on sensory impairment, HIV/AIDS, elder abuse, community-assisted living, rural elderly, retirement and volunteerism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781551302331
ISBN-10: 1551302330
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Canadian Scholars Press
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Michael J. Holosko

Michael J. Holosko is Professor of Social Work at the University of Windsor. He has published numerous monographs, chapters, articles, and texts in the areas of evaluation, health care, gerontology, social policy, and music intervention. In the past few years he has taken his concerns for advocacy and social justice to the airwaves, where he is billed as "The Community Doctor" on AM800 CKLW and The New WI out of Windsor, Canada. Marvin D. Feit is Professor and Dean of the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University. He is also a founding editor of The Journal of Health and Social Policy, The Journal of Human Behaviour in the Social Environment, and The Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice.