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Aging Education : Teaching and Practice Strategies - Nieli Langer

Aging Education

Teaching and Practice Strategies

By: Nieli Langer (Editor), Terry Tirrito (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th January 2004
ISBN: 9780761827627
Number Of Pages: 340

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Aging Education provides educators in aging studies with a unique text that responds to the paucity of instructional strategies and teaching materials. Editors Nieli Langer and Terry Tirrito meet the challenge of educating and training students and providers of service to an aging population in all the various instructional programs (gerontology/geriatrics degrees) and non-credit workshops currently offered in different settings (hospitals, nursing homes, professional associations, in-service training, etc). By developing and explaining a multidisciplinary approach to working with older adults in areas related to health, education, ethics, law, cultural competency for a multicultural population, translating social policy into practice, spirituality, and human services, the editors provide an imaginative and thought-provoking unmet need for gerontology educators by providing them with teaching and practice strategies in aging education.

Any seminary of theological school that uses Aging Education: Teaching and Practice Strategies is going to find that the book expands the understanding of its future alumni in their ability to meaningfully engage the elderly in both spiritual and practical matters.--Teaching Theology & Religion, February 2009

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
Programs and Services for Older Adults: A National and International Focusp. 1
Strategies for Teaching Aging Social Welfare Problems and Policiesp. 37
Teaching the Adult Learner about Mental Health Issues in Agingp. 85
Families and Aging: Alzheimer's Disease Spousal Caregiver Support Groupp. 127
An Approach to Teaching Spirituality for Practice with the Older Adultp. 155
Education about Dying, Death, Grief and Loss: Principles and Strategiesp. 175
Act III: Maximizing Choices in Retirementp. 189
Senior Volunteers: Staying Connected with the Communityp. 211
Elder Abuse: Policy and Training for Law Enforcement Personnelp. 235
Gericare Specialist[copyright]: An Educational Response to the Elder Home Care Crisisp. 253
Epiloguep. 303
Editors and Contributorsp. 305
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780761827627
ISBN-10: 0761827625
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 20th January 2004
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.39  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52