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1st Edition

Contemporary Issues of Care

Edited By

Roberta R. Greene

ISBN 9780789032423
Published May 14, 2007 by Routledge
424 Pages

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Book Description

Make sure your clients get the best possible care throughout their lives

Contemporary Issues of Care presents the latest research findings on human behavior and the social environment for social workers practicing at the individual, family, and community levels. This timely book applies the functional-age model on intergenerational therapy (FAM) to examine the interaction between the care recipient’s biopsychosocial and spiritual functioning and the capacity of the family/caregiver to adapt. The book’s contributors examine the functions of various social systems in caregiving as well as the social worker’s role in processing and integrating information to help develop family-centered and community-based interventions.

Contemporary Issues of Care focuses on caregiving situations across the life span, using research findings to shape social work curriculum and to improve social work practice and services. With the family still the primary caregiving institution in the United States, the book examines the mutual interdependence among family members and the dynamic development of family structure and organization. An exemplary textbook for students in social work, the book also includes a workbook and CD.

Topics addressed in Contemporary Issues of Care include:

  • shifts in human behavior paradigms
  • family systems interventions
  • case management
  • sibling caregiving
  • the impact of culture on mental illness and mental health
  • the importance of self-care
  • elder abuse
  • substance abuse
  • children with cancer
  • diabetes
  • posttraumatic stress
  • inner-city challenges
  • caregiving for gay men and lesbians
  • caregiving for persons with dementia
  • community caregiving
  • and much more
Contemporary Issues of Care is filled with charts, tables, diagrams, and sample interviews that supplement articles from the leading practitioners and academics in the field. This book is an essential resource for anyone involved in social work practice for individuals, families, and communities.

    Table of Contents

    • About the Contributors
    • Preface: Contemporary Issues of Care (Roberta R. Greene)
    • Chapter 1. Introduction: The Functional-Age Model of Intergenerational Treatment (Roberta R. Greene and Sally Hill Jones)
    • Chapter 2. Intervention Continued: Providing Care Through Case Management (Roberta R. Greene and Michael Uebel)
    • Chapter 3. Mental Health Care Policy: Recognizing the Needs of Minority Siblings as Caregivers (Tara R. Earl)
    • Chapter 4. Older Latinos and Mental Health Services: Understanding Access Barriers (John M. Gonzalez)
    • Chapter 5. Self-Care in Caregiving (Sally Hill Jones)
    • Chapter 6. Issues in Caregiving: Elder Abuse and Substance Abuse (Mary Margaret Just)
    • Chapter 7. The Hidden Population: The Rural Female Elderly in Korea and Their Economic Status (Eunkyung Kim)
    • Chapter 8. The Role of African-American Pastors in Mental Health Care (Kimberly D. Farris)
    • Chapter 9. Self-Care Practices and Hispanic Women with Diabetes (Olivia Lopez)
    • Chapter 10. Care Needs of Older Adults Following a Traumatic or Disastrous Event (Roberta R. Greene and Sandra A. Graham)
    • Chapter 11 Caregivers of Children with Cancer (Barbara L. Jones)
    • Chapter 12. Families Caring for Persons with HIV/AIDS (Laura M. Hopson)
    • Chapter 13. New Challenge to Inner-City Caregiving: What Organizations Must Do to Address Urban-Rural Mix Communities (Michael A. Wright)
    • Chapter 14. Older Lesbian and Gay Caregivers: Caring for Families of Choice and Caring for Families of Origin (Harriet L. Cohen and Yvette Murray)
    • Chapter 15. Dementia Caregivers: Rewards in Multicultural Perspectives (Harriet L. Cohen and Youjung Lee)
    • Chapter 16. Community Caregiving Partnerships in Aging: Promoting Alliances to Support Care Providers (Nancy Kropf) APPENDIX
    • The Assessment and Intervention Planning Workbook (To be used in conjunction with CD-ROM) (Michael Wright)
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included

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