Social Work and Social Welfare

Working with Older People

  1. International Perspectives on Elder Abuse

    Edited by Amanda Phelan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    Elder abuse has been increasingly recognised over the past ten years in many countries and progress has been made in both understanding and addressing the issue. This volume provides a much-needed international overview of the topic. Opening with an examination of what elder abuse is, Amanda Phelan...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Group Techniques for Aging Adults

    Putting Geriatric Skills Enhancement into Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Kathie T. Erwin

    Elders can struggle with issues of social isolation and self-esteem, and benefit from having positive coping skills at their disposal. The practical ideas Kathie Erwin imparts in this second edition help mental health professionals working with elderly populations to create an interactive,...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Productive Engagement in Later Life

    A Global Perspective

    Edited by Nancy Morrow-Howell, Ada C. Mui

    Productive Ageing is the involvement of older adults in society through employment, volunteering, caregiving, education and skill building. In 2020 there will be 248 million people in China aged 60 and over. At the same time, the birth rate continues to drop and family structures are being...

    Published January 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Active Aging in Asia

    Edited by Alan Walker, Christian Aspalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social Welfare in Asia

    East Asian societies are changing fast and one of the most important aspects of societal change is the aging of society. 'Active aging' is one of the few concepts available today to effectively address the problems arising from a highly-aged and, particularly in East Asia, fast-aging society,...

    To Be Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Generational Intelligence

    A Critical Approach to Age Relations

    By Simon Biggs, Ariela Lowenstein

    The question of communication and understanding between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity in society, and provokes a profound ambivalence both in public and in the private...

    Published April 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Counseling Older Adults

    By John Blando

    Counseling older adults is not equivalent to counseling the general population, and specialized skills and knowledge, as well as sensitivity to the contexts in which older adults live, are essential in working successfully with this population. This text provides an introduction to gerontological...

    Published November 28th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health

    Issues and Implications for Practice

    Edited by Patrick Ryan, Barry J. Coughlan

    This book examines the issues and implications that mental health professionals face when dealing with ageing and older adults. The book focuses on the biological, psychological and cultural influences that impact on the work of mental health practitioners who work with this client group. Based on...

    Published January 26th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Mental Health and Later Life

    Delivering an Holistic Model for Practice

    Edited by John Keady, Sue Watts

    The mental health needs of older people are all too often overlooked or put down to the inevitable consequences of ageing. This textbook will make it much easier for health, social care and third sector workers to identify, treat and support the needs of this population. The book takes an...

    Published August 8th 2010 by Routledge