Aging NASW Publications

NASW article highlights role of social work in preventive services for Medicare beneficiaries  

Christy L. Beaudin, PhD, LCSW

Jan 18, 2018

Download the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Administration/Supervision Section Connection to read the article “Social Workers as Partners in Primary Care Preventive Services for Medicare Beneficiaries” by Christy L. Beaudin.


Caregiving and Care Sharing: A Life Course Perspective

Roberta R. Greene and Nancy P. Kropf

Dec 16, 2014

Caregiving and care sharing take place across the life course and involve various configurations. Although there are similarities, families have different needs and experiences of care depending on the caregiving situation, life course issues, and unique personal history. In Caregiving and Care Sharing: A Life Course Perspective, the authors highlight the experience of providing care in several different family situations.


Empowering Social Workers for Practice with Vulnerable Older Adults

Barbara Soniat and Monica Melady Micklos

May 15, 2010

Social workers are frequently the first responders in situations that require assessment of an older person’s capacity for independent decision making and self-care, yet there is limited professional literature to inform and guide social work practice in the area of assessing capacity and working with vulnerable and at-risk older adults. This publication teaches the generalist social worker how to work with vulnerable older adults and presents a useful model to guide social workers in assessing capacity and making intervention decisions.


Incorporating Intersectionality in Social Work Practice, Research, Policy, and Education

Yvette Murphy, Valerie Hunt, Anna M. Zajicek, Adele N. Norris, Leah Hamilton

Mar 15, 2009

This important book provides guidance for investigating how the social constructions of race, class, gender, age and social orientation intersect with one another, contributing to the oppression of marginalized groups in modern society. Economic and social inequities are mediated by the social locations and lived experiences of people. The intersectionality perspective is often neglected, yet it is vital for understanding social injustice and intervening on behalf of oppressed groups.


Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging: A Competency-Based Approach

Roberta R. Greene, Harriet L. Cohen, Colleen M. Galambos, and Nancy P. Kropf

Nov 15, 2007

The aging of societies is a global phenomenon. In the United States alone, the life expectancy for both men and women will continue to increase over the next few decades and with that a population explosion of older adults. The dramatic increase in the number and diversity of older adults elevates the visibility of gerontological matters. As a result, social work practice is becoming more multigenerational, thereby demanding social workers, regardless of their professional endeavors, to be equipped with the most innovative theories and practices to serve older adults and their families.


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Elder Suicide: Durkheim’s Vision

This publication uses Emile Durkheim’s theory of suicide to understand suicidal distress and to identify circumstances that create suicide potential in the elderly.

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