You are here

Social Work Practice With Older Adults
Share

Social Work Practice With Older Adults
An Actively Aging Framework for Practice

First Edition
Additional resources:


February 2018 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Social Work Practice With Older Adults by Jill Chonody and Barbra Teater presents a contemporary framework based on the World Health Organization’s active aging policy that allows forward-thinking students to focus on client strengths and resources when working with the elderly. The Actively Aging framework takes into account health, social, behavioral, economic, and personal factors as they relate to aging, but also explores environmental issues, which supports the new educational standards put forth by the Council on Social Work Education. Covering micro, mezzo, and macro practice domains, the text examines all aspects of working with aging populations, from assessment through termination. 

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1 Introduction to Aging
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
What Is “Old” Age?  
Population Changes  
Cohort Effects and Impact on Practice  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
2 Aging and Ageism: Cultural Influences
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Ageism  
Theoretical Explanations for Ageism  
Ageism and Intersectionality  
Reducing Ageism  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
3 Actively Aging and Social Work Practice
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
The Development of Active Aging  
Active Aging and Other “Positive” Theories or Frameworks of Aging  
Theoretical Approaches to Social Work and Social Work Values and Ethical Principles  
Active Aging From the Perspective of Older Adults  
Actively Aging: Social Work Assessment and Intervention  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
4 Health Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Efforts  
Age-Related Disabilities  
Mental Health and Neurocognitive Disorders  
Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD)  
Informal and Formal Supports  
Micro Practice: Intervention for Individuals and Groups  
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community  
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
5 Behavioral Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Health and Well-Being and the Big Four Behaviors  
Tobacco Use  
Alcohol and Substance Use  
Physical Activity  
Diet  
Sleep  
Sexual Activity  
Oral Health  
Medications and Healthcare Screenings  
Micro Practice: Interventions for Individuals and Groups  
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community  
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
6 Personal Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Biology and Genes  
Psychological Factors  
Spirituality/Religion  
Micro Practice: Interventions for Individuals and Groups  
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community  
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
7 Social Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Social Support  
Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation  
Education and Literacy  
Micro Practice: Interventions for Individuals and Groups  
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community  
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
8 Economic Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Income  
Work and Retirement  
Social Protection  
Micro Practice: Interventions for Individuals and Groups  
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community  
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
9 Physical Determinants
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Safe Housing  
Environmental Factors  
Micro Practice: Intervention for Individuals and Groups  
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community  
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Question and Activities  
 
10 Ethics and Ethical Considerations
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Ethics  
Autonomy  
Independence  
Elder Abuse  
End-of-Life  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
11 Actively Aging and Social Work Practice: Case Studies
Case A: Sylvia  
Case B: Randall  
Case C: Roberto  
Case D: Elizabeth  
Actively Aging Assessment  
 
12 The Future of an Actively Aging Society
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  
Introduction  
Micro Practice: Intervention for Individuals and Groups  
Group Work  
Mezzo Practice: Working With the Community  
Macro Practice: Policy and Advocacy  
Summary  
Key Words  
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Site

https://study.sagepub.com/chonody

 

An Instructor Teaching Site (Password Protected) includes:

 

  • Chapter-by-Chapter resources compiled by the authors
  • Additional source suggestions from the authors

“This book will help students understand generalist practice with elders and the many career opportunities available in gerontology.” 

Glorida Duran Aguilar
Florida A&M University

“Addressing a need in the field, this textbook serves both as an exceptional text and a worthy reference for practitioners.” 

J. Steven Fulks
Barton College

“Building on evidence-supported active aging models, this book sheds light on specific domains that affect active aging, and introduces an array of micro, mezzo and macro social work practice approaches with older adults.” 

Fei Sun
Arizona State University

“The book covers areas of social work that are needed given the demographic profile of older adults in the United States.” 

Daniel J. Van Dussen
Youngstown State University

“The extensive content provides an innovative and comprehensive appreciation of the issues contributing to the experience of aging.”

Marcia Spira
Loyola University Chicago
  •  

For instructors

This book is not available as an inspection copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781506334295
£61.00

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.

SAGE Knowledge brings together high-quality content from across our imprints, including CQ Press and Corwin titles.