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Social Work Practice with Ethnically and Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents and Their Families
Author: Patricia Kolb

ISBN: 9780231125321
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 22 May 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1
Description:
The first of its kind, this volume is a critical companion for service providers who work with African American, American Indian, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican American, and Puerto Rican elders and their families in nursing homes and other settings addressing placement issues. These groups are likely to use nursing homes in larger numbers as cultural shifts, such as higher divorce rates and increased outside-of-home employment for females, transform traditional family dynamics. Contributors are experienced social workers, and most belong to the specific ethnic or racial group that is the focus of their chapter and have also provided nursing home services to this group. They provide a wealth of demographic, historical, cultural, and practice information crucial to understanding and providing services to older adults and their families.

Many nursing home residents experience physical and/or cognitive debilitation and increased dependence as older adults, and cultural and situational differences create variations in how these changes are experienced and addressed. In this volume,...

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