Handbook Of Social Work In Health And Aging by Barbara BerkmanHandbook Of Social Work In Health And Aging by Barbara Berkman

Handbook Of Social Work In Health And Aging

EditorBarbara Berkman

Hardcover | February 15, 2006

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The fields of health care, aging, and social work are often treated as discrete entities, while all social workers deal with issues of health and aging on a daily basis, regardless of practice specialization. The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging is the first reference to addressthis reality by compiling the most current thinking on these subjects in a single volume. With the population of older adults increasing as rapidly as new possibilities for their care, professionals need an accessible source of specialized information about how best to serve the elderly and theirfamilies, and they will find this authoritative handbook indispensable.In 100 original chapters, the most experienced and prominent gerontological health care scholars in the United States and across the world provide social workers with up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based practice guidelines for effectively assessing and treating older adults and supporting theirfamilies. The contributing authors paint rich portraits of a variety of populations that social workers serve and arenas in which they practice, followed by detailed recommendations of best practices for an array of physical and mental health conditions. Its unprecedented attention to diversity,global trends, and implications for research, government policy, and education make the publication of such a compendium a major event in the field of gerontological social work.Ambitious and multi-dimensional, this handbook represents the best research on health and aging available to social workers today.
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. In recognition of her research and practice in social work and geriatric health care, she ha...
Title:Handbook Of Social Work In Health And AgingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1168 pages, 7.6 × 10.12 × 2.52 inPublished:February 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195173724

ISBN - 13:9780195173727


Table of Contents

POPULATIONS SOCIAL WORKERS SERVEPart I: Social Work Practice and Other Adults with Chronic Physical ConditionsSection Editor: Amy Horowitz1. Peter Maramaldi and Joghyun Lee: Older Adults with Cancer2. Amy Ai and Lynn Carrigan: Older Adults with Age-Related Cardiovascular Disease3. Richard Francoeur and Jennifer Elkin: Older Adults with Diabetes and Complications4. Helen Miltaedis and Lenard Kaye: Older Adults with Orthopedic and Mobility Conditions5. Elizabeth Lightfoot: Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities6. Cynthia Stuen: Older Adults with Age-Related Sensory Loss7. Michelle Putnam: Aging and Functional Disability8. Cynthia Poindexter and Charles Emlet: HIV-Infected and HIV-Affected Older AdultsPart II: Social Work Practice and Older Adults with Mental Health ProblemsSection Editor: Deborah Padgett9. Gladys Gonzalez-Ramos: Older Adults with Neurological Disorders without Significant Dementia10. Ron Toseland and Michael Parker: Older Adults Suffering from Significant Dementia11. Zvi Gellis: Older Adults with Mental and Emotional Problems12. Tazuko Shibusawa: Older Adults with Substance/Alcohol Abuse Problems13. Margaret Adamek and Greta M. Yoder-Slater: Older Adults at Risk for SuicidePart III: Social Work Practice and Special Populations of Older Adults and CaregiversSection Editor: David Biegel14. David Biegel and Sylvia Liebbrandt: Elders Living in Poverty15. Shelly Akabas and Lauren Gates: Older Adults and Work in the 21st Century16. Ruth Dunkle and Hae-Sook Jeon: The Oldest Old17. Ailee Moon and Siyon Rhee: Immigrant and Refugee Elders18. Susan Tomita: Mistreated and Neglected Elders19. Ron Aday: Aging PrisonersPart IV: Cultural Diversity and Social Work Practice with Older AdultsSection Editor: Letha Chadiha20. Letha Chadiha, Edna Brown, and Maria Aranda: Older African Americans and Other Black Populations21. Jong Won and Ailee Moon: Older Asian Americans22. Sandra Butler: Older Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons23. Maria Aranda: Older Latinos: A Mental Health Perspective24. Amanda Barusch: Native American Elders: Unique Histories and Special Needs25. Collette Browne and Virginia Richardson: Older Adults in Other Minority GroupsPart V: Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life CareSection Editor: Judy Howe26. Judy Howe and Louise Daratsos: Roles of Social Workers in Palliative and End of Life Care27. Irene Gutheil and Margaret Souza: Psychosocial Services at the End of LifePart VI: Family and Intergenerational Social Work Practice in Special Caregiving SituationsSection Editor: Marsha Seltzer28. Jan Greenberg, Marsha Seltzer, and Eva Brewer: Caregivers to Older Adults29. Nancy Kropf and Eunkyung Yoon: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Who Are They?30. Philip McCallion: Older Adults as Caregivers to Persons with Developmental and/or Physical Disabilities31. Sandra Magana: Older Latino Family Caregivers32. Iris Carlton-LaNey: Rural African American Caregiving33. Michael Parker, Wesley Church, and Ronald Toseland: Caregiving at a DistanceWHERE SOCIAL WORKERS PRACTICEPart VII: Social Work Practice in the Community with Older Adults and their Families/CaregiversSection Editor: Amanda BaruschA. Settings for Practice:34. Patricia Volland and David Keepnews: Generalized and Specialized Hospitals35. Ted Benjamin and Edna Naito-Chan: Home Care Settings36. Patricia Brownwell: Department of Public Welfare or Social Services37. Carmen Morano and Barbara Morano: Geriatric Care Management Settings38. Deborah Waldrop: Hospices39. Sherry Cummings: Community Mental Health Centers40. Philip Rozario: Senior Centers41. W. June Simmons and Susan Enguidanos: Health Maintenance Organizations and Managed Care Companies42. Rob Hudson: Social Service and Health Planning Agencies43. Shelly Akabas and Lauren Gates: The Workplace44. Connie Corley, Muriel Gray, and R. Yakimo: Substance Abuse NetworksSocial Service Resources Available Through Community Settings:45. Matthias Naleppa: Case Management Services46. Leah Ruffin and Lenard Kaye: Counseling Services and Support Groups47. Sandra Crewe and Sandra Chipungu: Services to Support Caregivers of Older Adults48. Jordan Kosberg, Max Rothman, and Burton Dunlop: Advocacy and Protection of Older Adults49. Judith Gonyea: Services and Housing Issues50. Bradley Zodikoff: Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults51. Charles Emlet and Cynthia Poindexter: Services for HIV-Infected and HIV-Affected Older AdultsPart VIII: Social Work Practice with Older Adults and Their Families in Long-Term Residential CareSection Editor: Rosalie Kane52. Rosalie Kane: A Social Worker's Historical Perspective on Residential Care53. Betsy Vourlekis and Kelsey Simons: Nursing Homes54. Marylou Guihan: Residential Care Settings for Veterans55. Ruth Huber, Ellen Netting, Kevin Borders and H.W. Nelson: The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program56. Jeanette Semke: Long-Term Residential Settings for Older Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness57. Wendy Lustbader and Carter Catlett Williams: Culture Change in Long Term Care58. Lisa Gwyther and Rosalie Kane: Dementia Special Care Units in Residential Care59. Robert Mollica: Transitions from Nursing Homes to Community Settings60. F. Ellen Netting and Cindy Wilson: Continuing Care Retirement Communities61. Sheryl Zimmerman, Jean Munn, and Terry Koenig: Assisted Living Settings62. Vera Prosper: Adult Foster Care and Adult Family Care63. Nancy Sheehan and Waldo Klein: Congregate Housing64. Fredda Vladeck: Residence-Based Care: New York's NORC-Supportive Service Program ModelHOW SOCIAL WORKERS PRACTICEPart IX: Assessment and Intervention with Older Adults and their Families/CaregiversSection Editor: Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich and James LubbenA. Assessment65. Scott Geron: Comprehensive and Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment66. James Lubben: Abbreviated and Targeted Geriatric Assessment67. Rosalie Kane: Standardized Measures Commonly Used in Geriatric AssessmentB. Theories and Modes of Practice Intervention with Older Adults and their Families/Caregivers:68. Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich: Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions69. Roberta Greene and Joyce Riley: Family and Group Interventions70. M. Joanna Miller: Interdisciplinary Team Practices71. Denis Cronin: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy72. Berit Ingersoll-Dayton and Angela Bommarito: Reminiscence and Life Review73. Rosemary Chapin, Holly Nelson-Becker, and Kelly Macmillan: Strengths-Based and Solutions-Focused Approaches to Practice74. Holly Nelson-Becker, Mitsuko Nakashima, and Edward Canda: Use of Spirituality in InterventionsAdvocacy and Empowerment Models:75. Kevin Mahoney and Karen Zgoda: Approaches to Empowering Individuals76. Linda Harootyan and Gregg O'Neill: National Advocacy Groups for Older AdultsD. LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL POLICIES/REGULATIONS AFFECTING OLDER ADULTSSection Editor: Namkee Choi77. Namkee Choi: Federal Income Maintenance Policies and Programs78. Rob Hudson: Private Retirement Benefits79. Ji Seon Lee: Policies Affecting Health, Mental Health, and Caregiving: Medicare80. Colleen Galambos: Policies Affecting Health, Mental Health, and Caregiving: Medicaid81. Li-Mei Chen: Policies Affecting Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Institutions82. Sharon Keigher: Policies Affecting Community-Based Social Services, Housing, and Transportation83. Kathleen Wilber and Gretchen Alkema: Policies Related to Competency and Proxy Issues84. Victoria Raveis: Policies Related to End of Life Care85. Lydia Li and Jane Rafferty: Policies Affecting Families of Dependent Older Adults86. Joan Davitt: Policies to Protect the Rights of Older AdultsE. INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK AND CARE OF OLDER ADULTSSection Editor: James Lubben87. James Lubben and JoAnn Damron Rodriguez: World Population Aging88. Elizabeth Ozanne: Older Adults in Australia89. Iris Chi: Older Adults in China90. Judith Phillips: Older Adults in Europe91. Osei Darkwa: Older Adults in Developing Nations92. Martha Ozawa and Shingo Nakayama: Long Term Care Insurance in JapanF. SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH IN AGINGSection Editor: Barbara Berkman93. Amy Horowitz: Issues in Conducting Social Work Research in Aging94. Terry Lum: Using Large Datasets for Research on Older Adults and Families95. Chang-ming Hsieh and Betsy Essex: Measuring Client Satisfaction Among Older Adults and Families96. Denise Burnette and Nancy Morrow-Howell: Current Status of Social Work Research in Aging and Future DirectionsG. SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND CAREERS IN AGINGSection Editor: Nancy Hooyman97. James Reinardy and Sara Zoff: Strategies for Implementing and Sustaining Gerontological Curricular Change in Social Work Education98. Nancy Wilson: Educating Social Workers for an Aging Society: Needs and Approaches99. JoAnn Damron Rodriguez: Moving Forward: Developing Geriatric Social Work Competencies100. Robyn Golden and Monika White: Credentialing Opportunities for Social Workers in Aging

Editorial Reviews

"An excellent teaching resource for bachelor's and master's social work classes in geriatric assessment, interventions, resource networks, therapy, advocacy, policy, international social work, and research...The Handbook is comprehensive, concise, current, and readable."--PsycCRITIQUES