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Category: Gerontology

Spirituality and Hospice Social Work (End-of-Life Care: A by Ann M Callahan

By Ann M Callahan

Many hospice social employees needs to tackle religious concerns with their consumers, yet don't feel useful to take action successfully. This detailed quantity attracts upon multidisciplinary idea and learn to increase a relational version of spiritually delicate hospice care. The publication can help readers increase their religious competence and foster a dating with their consumers that would improve the adventure for all involved.

Spirituality and Hospice Social Work is helping practitioners comprehend numerous types of religious evaluate to be used with their consumers. The booklet teaches practitioners to acknowledge a client’s religious wishes and assets, in addition to symptoms of religious affliction. It additionally discusses non secular and religious practices that consumers may perhaps use to reinforce their non secular coping. Spirituality and Hospice Social Work stresses the necessity for interdisciplinary collaboration with different individuals of the hospice group, besides the price of keeping specialist moral criteria while addressing non secular concerns. all through, the significance of religious sensitivity and its impact upon purchaser health and wellbeing is emphasized.

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Introduction to Aging: A Positive, Interdisciplinary by Judith A. Sugar PhD,EdD Riekse Robert J.,PhD Holstege

By Judith A. Sugar PhD,EdD Riekse Robert J.,PhD Holstege Henry,MA Faber Michael

"This new textbook creates a paradigm shift with a truly functional method of challenge fixing. getting older is an asset. Its specialize in good care instead of simply ill care via figuring out actual health, sexual health, patron health, dietary health and social health between others, all aspect to getting older as an asset resulting in civic health and the opportunity of intergenerational aid. this article can help springboard Gerontology into the twenty first Century because the box growing pleasure and wish for college kids and lecturers alike."

Cullen T. Hayashida, Ph.D.
Director, Kupuna (Elder) schooling Center
Kapi'olani group College
University of Hawaii

This research-based but hugely enticing textbook for undergraduate and masters-level students ushers in a brand new paradigm of aging-that of getting older as a favorable level of lifestyles. It deals an interdisciplinary viewpoint at the large variety of issues that include gerontology, utilizing theoretical and research-based details whereas supplying engrossing narratives and actual examples of latest tendencies, impressive findings, and debatable topics.

The quantity dispels some of the myths approximately getting older via cautious reporting of proof, concerns, and tendencies. It sheds a good gentle on aging by way of viewing the aged and close to previous as a various, able subset of our inhabitants. A dialogue of roles within the kin, place of work, and bigger society besides actual adjustments, health and wellbeing, sexuality, residing atmosphere, paintings, retirement, and cultural issues exhibit the demanding situations and possibilities confronted by way of our quickly getting older inhabitants.

This textual content comes with entry to PowerPoint slides and an instructor's handbook together with studying ambitions, key words, try out questions, recommended subject matters for essays and dialogue, and recommended school room actions and homework assignments.

Key Features:

  • Conceptualizes getting older in the USA as a favorable social revolution with far-reaching outcomes
  • Dispels adverse myths approximately getting older
  • Engages the reader with shiny narratives
  • Includes functional functions of information during the textual content
  • Includes instructor's guide, PowerPoint slides, and assets for extra studying possibilities
  • Targeted to the wishes of undergraduate and masters-level gerontology scholars

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The Craft of Life Course Research by Glen H. Elder Jr.,Glen H. Elder,Janet Z. Giele

By Glen H. Elder Jr.,Glen H. Elder,Janet Z. Giele

This e-book brings jointly popular investigators to supply a accomplished consultant to doing existence direction learn, together with an “inside view” of the way they designed and conducted influential longitudinal experiences. utilizing vibrant examples, the members hint the connections among early and later event and demonstrate how researchers and graduate scholars can observe those hyperlinks of their personal learn. Well-organized chapters describe the simplest and most up-to-date methods to:


*Use surveys, lifestyles files, ethnography, and knowledge information to gather kinds of information over years or maybe decades.

*Apply leading edge statistical the way to degree dynamic procedures that lead to development, decline, or reversibility in fiscal fortune, rigidity, healthiness, and illegal activity.

*Explore the micro- and macro-level explanatory components that form person trajectories, together with genetic and environmental interactions, own existence historical past, interpersonal ties, and sociocultural institutions.

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Soziologie des Alterns: Leiden wir unter einem by Carsten Kiehne

By Carsten Kiehne

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Soziologie - adjust, Universität Lüneburg, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Einleitung

Ich habe für meine Hausarbeit das Thema „Soziologie des Alter(n)s“ gewählt, weil es nicht nur für eine bestimmte Gesellschaftsgruppe, viel mehr für jede Gesellschaft und allen darin lebenden Individuen Gültigkeit besitzt. Dem Altern als Prozess und dem Altern im sozialen Kontext kann sich niemand entziehen. Dennoch empfinde ich es als erstaunlich, dass in unserer meines Erachtens Jugendzentrierten Gesellschaft, versucht wird, das Altern so weit es geht von sich weg zu schieben. Für wen bedeutet es beispielsweise schon ein Kompliment zu hören, dass guy „alt geworden“ sei? was once empfinden sie als Leser dieses Satzes dabei, wenn ich sage: „Sie sind aber alt geworden!“?
Einige von uns denken in Anbetracht dieser Worte vielleicht, „Ja, das regulate steht mir gut!“, „Ich bin wirklich erfahrener, weiser geworden.“, oder „Das adjust lehrt mich wahrhaft leben.“. Doch in den meisten Menschen kreisen anschließend wahrscheinlich eher adverse Gedanken von Dispositionen oder altersbedingten physischen Einschränkungen, oder Ängsten des Verlustes von Attraktivität oder Geistesverfassung und einer Furcht Anforderungen nicht mehr gewachsen zu sein und anpassungsunfähig zu werden.
Es geht mir in meiner Arbeit additionally auch darum, used to be „Altern“ für mich, für andere, ja für die gesamte Gesellschaft bedeutet und setzte mich aus diesem Grunde auch mit der Frage auseinander, ob wir unter einem „Methusalem-Komplott“ leiden, einem bislang „nur“ psychologischem Krieg der Jungen gegen die Alten (Ein Generationenkonflikt der sich auch in einem negativ besetztem Altersstereotyp ausweisen würde.), wie Frank Schirrmacher es bezeichnet.
Ich werde in Kapitel 1 zunächst die Grundbegriffe erläutern, im 2. Kapitel dann auf derzeitige Bedingungen und Geschichte der Sozialpolitik bis dato zu sprechen kommen und im dritten Abschnitt empirische Untersuchungen für das Themengebiet Medien und Alter(n) vorweisen, um mir anschließend im Fazit hoffentlich meine eben aufgestellten Fragen selbst beantworten zu können. Der Schlussteil soll unter anderem eine Darstellung der Wahrnehmung meines eigenen Alterungsprozesses sowie Schlussfolgerungen dieses Aufsatzes für meine künftige Sozialarbeit beinhalten.

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The Feeling Great! Wellness Program for Older Adults by Jules C Weiss

By Jules C Weiss

The “Feeling Great!” health application is an inspirational publication describing a profitable future health care software for older adults. Created for those who want a richer lifestyles, “Feeling Great!” is a software of daily miracles--the regaining of physique energy and circulate and the increasing of actual talents. individuals learn how to increase their actual, emotional, and mental health and wellbeing via a entire wellbeing program.
A education handbook and self-help consultant, this motivational quantity appears to be like at a good application that enables older adults to benefit approximately their well-being care wishes and concepts, perform an everyday workout software fitted to their talents, boost supportive new friendships, raise their vanity, and triumph over obstacles of sick wellbeing and fitness, terrible nutrition, sedentary existence, and actual and emotional difficulties.
The “Feeling Great!” well being software for Older Adults deals a complete view of a high quality application in the course of the eyes of either player and teacher. The textual content can be utilized for private curiosity in addition to a coaching handbook for pros who paintings with older adults.

Features provided within the “Feeling Great!” wellbeing software for Older Adults:

  • Over forty pictures
  • The interplay of drugs, nutrients, and workout
  • perspective and workout instructions
  • Liability matters
  • Step-by-step application description
  • Sample wellbeing and fitness care lectures masking themes similar to nutrition and meals
  • Exercise tips for individuals with arthritis
  • Contraindicative workouts
  • Cardiovascular health exercises
  • Minimizing the hazards of workout
  • Addressing the emotional and actual fears of workout
  • Handling diversified talents inside a gaggle atmosphere
  • Nine varied workout job workouts
  • Relaxation innovations
  • Sample application fabrics together with a player task profile and health and wellbeing history

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Der Demografische Wandel als Störfaktor in den sozialen by André Mandel

By André Mandel

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Soziologie - adjust, observe: 3,0, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Veranstaltung: Seminar: Soziologie des Alterns, 20 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Ziel dieser Arbeit soll es sein, die demografischen und sozioökonomischen
Veränderungen der heutigen Gesellschaft den Merkmalen sozialer Netzwerke
gegenüberzustellen und daraus Folgen für die künftige Lebenspraxis abzuleiten. Durch
die Fülle von Aufgaben und Funktionen, die soziale Netzwerke übernehmen können,
werde ich in der Arbeit nur einen Schwerpunkt setzen können, der sich hauptsächlich
mit dem move von Unterstützungsleistungen der Sandwich-Generation an die alte
Generation unter Berücksichtigung der Familienbindungen befassen wird. Der
Schwerpunkt liegt dabei allerdings nicht in einer Ist-Analyse, sondern in dem Versuch
eine Prognose für die nächsten Jahrzehnte zu skizzieren. Die neuen veränderten
Rahmenbedingungen des Wandels werden dabei als Interventionsvariablen, die auf die
sozialen Unterstützungsnetzwerke einwirken und vermutlich in Zukunft noch stärker
einwirken werden, interpretiert.
Im ersten Teil wird vor allem die faktischen Gegebenheiten eingegangen und Statistiken, sowie Entwicklungen anhand von Prognosen beschrieben, um im zweiten Teil
der Arbeit dies dann mit den Merkmalen sozialer Unterstützungsnetzwerke in
Verbindung zu bringen. Dabei soll am Ende zu erkennen sein, inwiefern die sich
ändernden gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen auf die Grundstruktur der Netzwerke
auswirken und welche Folgen für die nächsten Generationen im Bezug auf Altenpflege
und –unterstützung entstehen können.


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Housing for the Elderly: Policy and Practice Issues by Philip McCallion

By Philip McCallion

learn the way housing recommendations for the aged are changing—and now not consistently for the better

To continue or increase their caliber of existence, many seniors within the usa will flow to new destinations and into new varieties of housing. Housing for the Elderly addresses the most important elements of the transitions they’ll face, examines how housing courses will help, and appears on the position social employees can play to make sure they continue to be fit, chuffed, and efficient as they age.

Housing for the Elderly offers the instruments to construct a entire realizing of ways housing is altering to aid the turning out to be variety of aged individuals within the usa. This designated source examines a whole variety of housing ideas, together with assisted-living groups, elder pleasant groups, and homelessness; appears on the results of the Olmstead selection of 1999, which calls for states to put folks with disabilities in neighborhood settings instead of in associations; and summarizes present study on obviously taking place Retirement groups (NORCs). The ebook additionally offers a historic point of view of housing matters for the aged, with a unique concentrate on the discrimination of African-Americans.

Topics in Housing for the Elderly include:

  • creating elder pleasant communities

  • homelessness one of the aged in Toronto

  • housing disparities for older Puerto Ricans within the United States

  • grandparent caregiver housing programs

  • how the Olmstead choice impacts the aged, social employees, and overall healthiness care providers

  • New York State’s event with NORCs

  • relocation issues of individuals dwelling in NORCs

  • the integration of prone for the aged into housing settings-particularly low-income housing

  • moving from a nursing domestic to an assisted-living facility

  • assisted-living and Medicaid

  • and a lot more!
Housing for the aged is a vital source for social paintings practitioners, directors, researchers, and teachers who care for the aged.

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    Handbook of the Aging Brain by Eugenia Wang,D. Stephen Snyder

    By Eugenia Wang,D. Stephen Snyder

    Handbook of the getting older Brain brings jointly assorted clinical disciplines to hide the newest examine findings in an easy-to-read precis. Scientists and clinicians will discover a broad spectrum of topics together with gerontology, neurology, psychology, molecular biology, and mobile biology. The publication comprises common chapters at the neuroanatomy and neurobiology of the getting older mind, and strikes directly to dialogue of specifics together with sign transduction, telephone demise, and particular mobile and neurological alterations linked to dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disorder. different chapters speak about the impact of getting older on studying and reminiscence, language, and cognition.

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