Social Work with Older Adults: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Assessment and Intervention

Social Work with Older Adults: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Assessment and Intervention, 5th edition

  • Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich

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Social Work with Older Adults provides a clear and engaging all-in-one resource for working with older adults. Numerous case studies, discussion questions and integrated learning activities offer opportunities to practice the skills and strategies you'll need in the field.

Published by Pearson (June 11th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137413416

Subject: Social Work & Human Services

Category: Social Work for Age Groups

Table of contents

1. The Context of Social Work Practice with Older Adults
2. Biological Changes and the Physical Well-Being of Older Adults
3. Psychosocial Adjustments to Aging
4. Conducting a Biopsychosocial Assessment
5. Differential Assessment and Diagnosis of Cognitive and Emotional Problems of Older Adults
6. Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, and Dementia in Older Adults
7. Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Treating Socioemotional Conditions in Older Adults
8. Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention in Older Adults
9. Social Work Practice in Identifying and Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults
10. The Role of Spirituality in Social Work with Older Adults
11. Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care for Older Adults
12. Working with Older Adults' Support Systems in Caregiving
13. Community Programs to Support "Aging in Place:" Age-Friendly Communities, Transportation, and Housing
14. Income Programs, Health Insurance, and Support Services for Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities

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