Days in the Lives of Gerontological Social Workers : 44 Professionals Tell Stories From "Real-Life" Social Work Practice With Older Adults
Edited by Linda May Grobmen and Dara Bergel Bourassa.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Trevor Gates: Field placement in geriatric case management.
This book, like its predecessors Days in the Lives of Social Workers and More Days in the Lives of Social Workers, highlights the experiences of social workers through first-person narratives. This volume focuses on professional social work in direct and indirect practice with and on behalf of older adults. The contributors to this book are social workers at the BSW, MSW, and doctoral levels. Gerontological social work is a growing and exciting practice specialty! The stories told by these gerontological social workers will transform your thinking about what this type of work entails. You will gain a better understanding of the issues facing older adults and their social workers, and you may be inspired to pursue this career path. This engaging collection will make a welcome supplement to the theory found in traditional textbooks. Organizations, Web sites, additional readings, and a glossary of terms are included to assist you in further exploring these areas of social work practice. Photographs by social worker/photographer Marianne Gontarz York are featured to expand your visual images of real people as they grow older.
Harrisburg, Penn. : White Hat Communications, c2007.
313 p. : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Geriatrics | Social Work
Grobman, Linda May; Bourassa, Dara Bergel; and Gates, Trevor, "Days in the Lives of Gerontological Social Workers : 44 Professionals Tell Stories From "Real-Life" Social Work Practice With Older Adults" (2010). Brockport Bookshelf. 285.