Gerontological Social Work Practice in Long-Term Care

By Joanna Mellor, George Getzel

© 1983 – Routledge

208 pages

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Hardback: 9780866561464
pub: 1982-12-31
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About the Book

Explores the changing functions and roles of professional social workers serving the elderly, their familiies, and other support systems. The volume highlights the practice demands of social workers in nursing homes, home care, and acute care and rehabilitation settings.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Introduction: Overview
  • The Social Work Function in Nursing Homes and Health Care
  • The Social Work function in Nursing Homes and Heath Care
  • Maximizing Independence for the Elderly: The Social Worker in the Rehabilitation Center
  • Maximizing Independence for the Elderly: The Social Worker in the Rehabilitation Center
  • Part 2: Conceptual Issues for Practice
  • Serving Families for the Institutionalized Aged: The Four Crises
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Long-Term Care
  • Understanding Illness and Aging
  • Sociocultural Dimensions: Nursing Homes and the Minority Aged
  • Part 3: Perspectives from the World of Practice
  • Community Care for the Aged: The Natural Supports Program
  • Adult Day Care: Expanding Options for Service
  • Collaboration in a Hospital: The Case of the Dying Woman
  • Resident Councils and Social Action

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SOC013000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology