The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199336951

Daniel Kaplan; Barbara Berkman
744 ページ
178 x 254 mm

This Second Edition of the Handbook addresses the evolving interdisciplinary health care context and the broader social work practice environment, as well as advances in the knowledge base which guides social work service delivery in health and aging. This includes recent enhancements in the theories of gerontology, innovations in clinical interventions, and major developments in the social policies that structure and finance health care and senior services. In addition, the policy reforms of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act set in motion a host of changes in the United States healthcare system with potentially profound implications for the programs and services which provide care to older adults and their families. In this volume, the most experienced and prominent gerontological health care scholars address a variety of populations that social workers serve, and the arenas in which they practice, followed by detailed recommendations of best practices for an array of physical and mental health conditions. The volume's unprecedented attention to diversity, health care trends, and implications for practice, research, policy make the publication a major event in the field of gerontological social work. This is a Must-Read for all social work social work educators, practitioners, and students interested in older adults and their families.


Daniel Kaplan is a clinical social worker with expertise in mental and neurological disorders. His research includes both intervention and implementation studies that aims to optimize care services, clinical interventions and supportive environments for older adults with mental and neurological disorders living in the community. He holds clinical social work licensure in New York and Massachusetts, as well as an NASW certification in advanced gerontological clinical social work.; Barbara Berkman is the Rehr/Fizdale Professor Emerita of Health and Mental Health at Columbia University School of Social Work and Research Professor at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She has directed 23 federally and foundation supported research projects focusing on geriatrics and oncology care, and is currently National Director of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Scholars Program. Dr. Berkman has received many awards for her research and policy efforts in health and aging, and her contribution to the geriatric health and aging knowledge base includes over 120 books, chapters, and articles.