Social Work: End of Life and Long Term Care

  • Making Aging in Place Work book cover

    Making Aging in Place Work

    By Leon A. Pastalan

    Making Aging in Place Work will help social workers and family members of elderly individuals improve the quality of life for loved ones by enabling the aging to stay in their current living arrangement for as long as possible. Addressing issues ranging from home modification to treatment of…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Cultural Diversity and Geriatric Care: Challenges to the Health Professions book cover

    Cultural Diversity and Geriatric Care

    Challenges to the Health Professions

    By Grace D Dawson, Darryl Wieland

    Learn how to manage effectively the concerns related to the aging of the multicultural population. As this population increases, health practitioners are dealing not only with more older patients, but also with greater diversity among older patients and their families. Socio-cultural factors such…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • The Black Elderly: Satisfaction and Quality of Later Life book cover

    The Black Elderly

    Satisfaction and Quality of Later Life

    By Carlton Munson, Marguerite Coke, James A Twaite

    In The Black Elderly: Satisfaction and Quality of Later Life, authors Marguerite Coke and James Twaite present the results of an empirical study of factors that influence the well-being of older black Americans. Like all older individuals in industrial nations, elderly blacks are confronted with…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Aging in Chinese Society: A Holistic Approach to the Experience of Aging in Taiwan and Singapore book cover

    Aging in Chinese Society

    A Holistic Approach to the Experience of Aging in Taiwan and Singapore

    By Margaret B Jernigan, Homer L Jernigan

    This intriguing book details the impact of rapid cultural change on the elderly in two predominantly Chinese societies--Taiwan and Singapore. As Taiwan and Singapore become more urban and industrial, and large, extended families shrink and become more isolated, experiences of older family members…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Religious Literacy in Hospice Care: Challenges and Controversies book cover

    Religious Literacy in Hospice Care

    Challenges and Controversies

    By Panagiotis Pentaris

    This is the first book to explore how religion, belief and spirituality are negotiated in hospice care. Specifically, it considers the significant place that spiritual care has in hospice care and claims that the changing role of religion and belief in society highlights the need to re-examine how…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03 
    Routledge

  • Non-Religious Pastoral Care: A Practical Guide book cover

    Non-Religious Pastoral Care

    A Practical Guide

    By David Savage

    This ground-breaking book is a guide to non-religious pastoral care practice in healthcare, prisons, education and the Armed Forces in the UK. It brings a new perspective to our understanding of care services traditionally offered by chaplaincy departments. The book charts the progress from a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Living with Frailty: From Assets and Deficits to Resilience book cover

    Living with Frailty

    From Assets and Deficits to Resilience

    By Shibley Rahman

    Increasingly, we question ‘what makes us healthy?’, as well as ‘what makes us ill?’. What does this shift mean for frailty? Almost wholly defined in negative terms, the term ‘frail’ tends to refer to a group of older people who are at highest risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, infections,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-17 
    Routledge

  • Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers book cover

    Human Growth and Development

    An Introduction for Social Workers, 2nd Edition

    By John Sudbery, Andrew Whittaker

    Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This fully revised and expanded second…

    Paperback – 2018-07-16 
    Routledge
    Student Social Work

  • Life at Home for People with a Dementia book cover

    Life at Home for People with a Dementia

    By Ruth Bartlett, Tula Brannelly

    Life at Home for People with a Dementia provides an evidence-based and readable account of improving life at home for people with a dementia and their families. There are estimated to be 47 million people with a dementia worldwide, the majority of whom will live, or want to live, in their own home.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge

  • Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness book cover

    Meaning-making Methods for Coping with Serious Illness

    By Fereshteh Ahmadi, Nader Ahmadi

    This book provides an alternative, complementary approach to the existing conventional approaches to religious and spiritually oriented coping. By focusing on the role of culture, the authors take into account the methods employed by a vast number of people who do not directly identify themselves…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Introduction to Senior Transportation: Enhancing Community Mobility and Transportation Services book cover

    Introduction to Senior Transportation

    Enhancing Community Mobility and Transportation Services

    By Helen K. Kerschner, Nina M. Silverstein

    Introduction to Senior Transportation focuses on an issue that is a growing concern—the community mobility needs of older adults. Surpassing the coverage available in existing gerontology textbooks, it enables the reader to understand and appreciate the challenges faced by older adults as they make…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Textbooks in Aging

  • Towards Human Rights in Residential Care for Older Persons: International Perspectives book cover

    Towards Human Rights in Residential Care for Older Persons

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Helen Meenan, Nicola Rees, Israel Doron

    People are leading significantly longer lives than previous generations did, and the proportion of older people in the population is growing. Residential care for older people will become increasingly necessary as our society ages and, we will require more of it. At this moment in time, the rights…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

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