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Learn the skills you need to work with geriatric populations in rural areas!
Gerontological Social Work in Rural Towns and Communities provides a range of intervention and community skills aimed precisely at the needs of rural elders. This book fills a gap in the literature by focusing on the specific practice concerns for social workers assisting older adults in rural areas, including the aging experience, social worker skills, professional functions, working with special populations, and health and long-term care concerns. This valuable resource will benefit social workers, gerontologists, allied health professionals in rural areas, health and human services administrators and managers.
Gerontological Social Work in Rural Towns and Communities explores the challenges social workers need to overcome when working with the elder community in rural areas. This book’s significance to social workers will only increase as more adults choose to live and grow old away from the cities. Experts in the field suggest strategies to overcome barriers in planning and providing services such as:
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Abraham Monk is Brookdale Professor of Gerontology at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Director of the Brookdale Institute on Aging and Adult Human Development.
Lenard W. Kaye is a Research Scientist at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Associate Director of the Brookdale Institute.
Howard Litwin is a Lecturer at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Review:
Perfect for use in the classroom, and has great value as well for researchers, practitioners, program planners, and policy makers. -- Jordan I. Kosberg, PhD, ACSW, The University of Alabama Endowed Chair of Social Work, School of Social Work, The University of Alabama,
This fine collection of chapters on rural social work practice is both TIMELY AND OF HIGH QUALITY. -- Leon Ginsberg, PhD, Interim Dean, College of Social Work, University of South Carolina
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