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by Ann McDonald

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Other
Author: Ann McDonald
ISBN: 0745639569
ISBN13: 978-0745639567
Language: English
Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (March 8, 2010)
Pages: 248
Fb2 eBook: 1411 kb
ePub eBook: 1246 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Social Work with Older People provides an authoritative and practical guide to working with older people in a range of settings. It addresses the complexities of individual work with older people. Designed as a guide to social work practice with older people in various settings, the book has a strong practical emphasis but also examines theoretical perspectives, with insights from sociology and psychology integrated throughout. It also discusses policy guidelines and organizational standards. This is a convincing and well-written text exploring complex ideas in a coherent and logical way, without simplification.

Social workers have worked with older people with mental ill health in multidisciplinary teams for many years. This article examines the role of care managers and their work in putting policy into practice in micro-interactions with older people in Swedish eldercare. The care managers assess the individual needs of older people, and decide what type of social care and services will be given. Dilemmas in care management are often related to the gap between needs and resources.

and Tirrito (1998) list the following areas of social work with older people: gerontological psychiatric social work practice, gerontological social work practice in health services, gerontological social work in formal social services (. senior centres, agencies for ageing) and different environments, like legal, religious, work and political. In the twenty-first century, the older generation represents a major challenge for social work in terms of the concepts, methods and skills required for work with older people

Social work education and practice needs to be focused on and interested in older people. The Social Life Blog is written by people who work in or use social care services.

Social work education and practice needs to be focused on and interested in older people.

It looks at individual work with older people, as well as work with families, groups and the wider community, and is not afraid to tackle the challenges as well as opportunities of practice in this area. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound. Paperback, 195 pages.

Social work practice models describe how social workers can implement . There are many social work theories that guide social work practice.

Social work practice models describe how social workers can implement theories. Practice models provide social workers with a blueprint of how to help others based on the underlying social work theory. While a theory explains why something happens, a practice model shows how to use a theory to create change. Social Work Theories. Social learning theory is based on Albert Bandura’s idea that learning occurs through observation and imitation. New behavior will continue if it is reinforced.

This book provides an up-to-date and authoritative overview of the development of social work with older people in the . the nature of social work practice. The coherent structure draws together the key themes involved in working with older people and clearly demonstrates how to translate these into real-life practice. Once again, this book contains considerable material that bears on all of these issues as related to social work with older people.

Ann McDonald Social Work in Theory and Practice.

Walmart 9780745639550. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Social Work with Older People. It addresses the complexities of individual work with older people, as well as work with families, groups and the wider community, and is not afraid to tackle the challenges as well as opportunities of practice in this area. The book begins by explaining the demographic changes that have led to a 'greying' of the general population. Social Work in Theory and Practice.

In short, social work is about empowering people. A complex endeavor, inciting this shift of others’ perspectives can benefit from the framework of the various theories used in social work practice. A theory is a logical system of concepts that helps to explain why something happens in a particular way and to predict outcomes. By grounding their practice in theory, social workers can better understand his or her own task, orient goal setting, and anticipate outcomes.

Social work has its roots in the attempts of society at large to deal with the problem of poverty and inequality. The concept of charity goes back to ancient times, and the practice of providing for the poor has roots in all major world religions. Even before the rise of modern European states, the church was providing social services

Social Work with Older People provides an authoritative andpractical guide to working with older people in a range ofsettings. It addresses the complexities of individual work witholder people, as well as work with families, groups and the widercommunity, and is not afraid to tackle the challenges as well asopportunities of practice in this area.

The book begins by explaining the demographic changes that haveled to a ‘greying’ of the general population. It goeson to discuss the diversity in experiences of ageing acrosssociety, and the range of issues which confront older people andthose who wish to work proactively with them. Clear attention ispaid to the processes of assessment, care planning and review, withreaders encouraged to reflect on developing good practice throughcase studies and exercises. Although it has a strong practicalemphasis, the book also stresses the value of theoreticalperspectives, with insights from fields such as sociology andpsychology woven throughout the book. Clear links are also made topolicy guidelines and organizational standards, without losingsight of the deeper, often more complex, issues that arise whenworking with older people.

Social Work with Older People will be essential readingfor social work students and practitioners, but also for others whoare interested in the development of practice with older people ascitizens and service users.

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