New PDF release: Gerontological Social Work: International Perspectives

By Jr, Merl C Hokenstad,Katherine Kendall

during this attention-grabbing booklet, prime overseas specialists in gerontology and social paintings study the stipulations of older humans of their respective local lands--Australia, Canada, West Germany, nice Britain, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, and Sweden. in keeping with the necessity for world-wide sharing of data and examine on probably the most dramatic advancements of the 20 th century within the usa and in the course of the western world--the getting older of the populations--these execs supply a world size and cross-cultural wisdom to social gerontology and gerontological social paintings. Emphasis is put on the social carrier supply method in each one state including an research of social paintings roles and actions. The informative articles comprise demographic notes, the socioeconomic features of older humans in each one kingdom, and the author’s forecast of tendencies, matters, and destiny instructions. those well timed experiences of what has labored somewhere else could spark larger creativity between educators and practitioners in social paintings and gerontology to find substitute recommendations to the numerous difficulties pros face as advocates and repair prone for older adults.
Social paintings practitioners and educators research social companies for seniors in 8 diversified industrialized international locations. each one chapter--focusing on a distinct country--features:

  • a evaluate of the social provider supply procedure, supplying information regarding its historic evolution and present association
  • a glance at domestic care courses, in addition to neighborhood established and institutionally established providers
  • a evaluate of provider availability and accesibility with attention of the way social companies are coordinated with healthiness care and different human prone
  • unique awareness is given to social paintings roles in the social provider process, together with an exam of direct provider and planning/management roles
  • a attention of the significance and value of social paintings in carrier provision for every kingdom
  • a short research of present tendencies and furture instructions for gerontological social paintings and social companies for the elderly.
    The cross-national views will spotlight worldwide developments within the business international and light up differences between nations, dependent upon a selected ancient, political, and cultural context. Gerontological Social paintings presents a much broader base for realizing and comparing rules and courses in one’s personal state. every one research indicates new and alternative ways of fixing difficulties and delivering providers. Social paintings execs world wide will research profitable equipment of permitting the aged to take care of greatest self-sufficiency and take part actively in society, therefore insuring more desirable caliber of life.

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