Higher Education

Gerontological Social Work: Knowledge, Service Settings, and Special Populations, 2nd Edition

  • Robert L. Schneider Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Nancy P. Kropf University of Georgia
  • Anne J. Kisor Virginia Commonwealth University
  • ISBN-10: 0534578071  |  ISBN-13: 9780534578077
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1992
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $171.75



In this timely new edition of their respected book, Schneider, Kropf, and Kisor introduce readers to the many facets of working with the elderly. GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK provides medical and psychological data about the elderly, and outlines methods for effective practice with aged clients. Each chapter is written by a faculty member who has expertise in that particular area of focus.

Table of Contents

1. Effective Practice with Elderly Clients, Nancy P. Kropf and Elizabeth D. Hutchison.
2. The Myths and Facts of Aging, Marcia P. Harrigan and Rosemary L. Farmer.
3. Social Problems and Policies and the Elderly, Anne J. Kisor, Edward A. McSweeney, and Deborah R. Jackson.
4. The Research Process and the Elderly, Michael J. Sheridan and Anne J. Kisor.
5. Case Management for Gerontological Social Workers, Margaret A. Robinson. PART II: SERVICE SETTINGS.
6. Home Health and Community Services, Nancy P. Kropf.
7. Hospital Discharge Planning, Sherry Cummings.
8. Nursing Homes, Stephen D. Stahlman and Anne J. Kisor.
9. Older Persons of Color: Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and American Indians, Joyce O. Beckett and Delores Dungee-Anderson.
10. Aging Women, Joyce O. Beckett and Robert L. Schneider, with Etty Vandsburger and Ellen Stephens.
11. Lesbian and Gay Elders: An Invisible Minority, Chrystal C. Ramirez Barranti and Harriet Cohen.
12. Disability and Aging, Stephen F. Gilson. Appendices.