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Published: 12 November 2015

744 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199336951

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The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Second Edition

Edited by Daniel Kaplan and Barbara Berkman

  • The first social work reference to combine the fields of health care and aging
  • 62 original chapters that span practice with physical and mental health care, families and caregivers, and evidence-based interventions
  • Includes up-to-date policy, research, and educational implications
  • References to online resources and contemporary reports

New to this Edition:

  • Updated content to reflect advances in the knowledge base which guides social work service delivery in health and aging
  • Enhancements in the theories of gerontology, innovations in clinical interventions available to practitioners, and major recent developments in the social policies that structure and finance health care and senior services.
  • Ten new original chapters and a new section on theory
  • The new chapters will emphasize case studies and vignettes to illustrate concepts, especially in chapters on practice, assessment, special populations, and theory; explanations of basic social work considerations and practices, especially in chapters focused on practice techniques and assessment
  • New content that reflects contemporary policies, payment systems (i.e., Managed Care), practice settings, service models, and best practices.

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