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Working With Older Adults : Group Process And Technique - Faith Gibson

Working With Older Adults

Group Process And Technique

Paperback Published: 13th April 2005
ISBN: 9780763747701
Number Of Pages: 498

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2005 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner! First pioneered by Irene Burnside, Working with Older Adults: Group Process and Techniques is now in its fourth edition, with new editors and many new contributing authors, including professionals and academic psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, a retirement counselor, and a music therapist. By combining interdisciplinary theory and practice, this book introduces students to both group work theories, and explains how to modify general theory to meet the needs of older adults, including those who are contending with particular physical and cognitive disabilities. In an easily accessible style, with numerous case studies in varying settings (hospitals, nursing homes, residential facilities, day centers, and home care), Working with Older Adults emphasizes group development, structure, process, and evaluating outcomes. This book addresses the ethnic and cultural differences relevant to group practice with ethnic minority elders, as well as the growing number of people with dementia. Each chapter includes key words, learning objectives, case studies, application exercises, references and bibliographies, and literature review.

Part One: The context for group work practice with older people Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Demographic and psychosocial aspects of aging Chapter 3: History and overview of group work Chapter 4: Principles of Linden Chapter 5: Principles of Yalom

Part Two: Guidelines for groups Chapter 6: Education and preparation for group work Chapter 7: Group Goals and Contracts: Assessment and Planning Chapter 8: Membership selection and criteria Chapter 9: Leadership and co-leadership issues

Part Three: Therapeutic groups Chapter 10: Special types of groups Chapter 11: Group work with people with dementia Chapter 12: Group work with people with physical disabilities Chapter 13: Reality orientation, remotivation,and validation therapy Chapter 14: Reminiscence group work Chapter 15: Guided autobiography groups Chapter 16: Music and other arts activities with older adults Chapter 17: Support groups and self help groups Chapter 18: Group Psychotherapy Chapter 19: Group work with older adults at the end of life

Part Four: Settings for group work Chapter 20: Retirement preparation groups Chapter 21: A Model of Group Work in Retirement Communities Chapter 22: Day care services Chapter 23: Groups in board and care homes: A Multidisciplinary approach Chapter 24: Group work in long term care facilities Chapter 25: Groups for older persons in acute care settings

Part Five: Multidisciplinary perspectives Chapter 26: A nursing perspective Chapter 27: An occupational therapy perspective Chapter 28: A Physical therapy perspective Chapter 29: A Social Work Perspective

Part Six: Issues in group work Chapter 30: Consultation and supervision Chapter 31: Ethical Issues in group work Chapter 32: Cross- cultural issues in group work Chapter 33: Research issues in group work Chapter 34: Evaluation issues in Group Work for Older Adults

ISBN: 9780763747701
ISBN-10: 076374770X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 498
Published: 13th April 2005
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised