Aging and Social Work: The Changing Landscapes

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Social work practitioners must be aware of the many factors influencing the independence, participation in society, care, self-fulfillment, and dignity of the aged. Using the United Nations Principles for Older Persons, this book frames the critical issues facing the social work profession. This timely volume brings together a wide-reaching collection of 31 articles about aging into one unique resource. It offers theory, research, and case studies about the needs, issues, and challenges faced by the senior population. This vibrant collection signals the start of a new discussion about seniors and the role of social work in meeting their diverse needs. Special Features * Compiles insightful articles about wide-ranging issues of aging * Introduces the United Nations' perspective about aging in society and its intergenerational effects * Illustrates the crucial role social work practitioners have in meeting the diverse needs of the aging population * Drives home the many issues related to aging, including health, finance, public policy, family dynamics, caregiving, retirement, and death and dying * Considers race, gender, socioeconomic status, marital status, and familial obligations and their relationship to aging issues * Paves the way for future discussion and additional research about aging

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-Ethics in social work
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Sharon Marie Fortune, Anne E. Witkin, Stanley L. Keigher, Sharon Marie Keigher (Editor), Anne E. Fortune (Editor), Stanley L. Witkin (Editor)
Published by NASW Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0871013266 ISBN 13: 9780871013262
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