ERIC Number: ED372308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Resource Manual for Baccalaureate Social Work Field Instruction in Gerontology.
Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers, Houston.
This manual was designed to aid undergraduate social work students working in a model field-site program for gerontological social work education. It is based on work completed on an Administration on Aging project in Texas entitled, "A Statewide Faculty Development Program for Undergraduate Social Work Educators in Elder Care." The project's primary goal was to increase the number of social workers with the knowledge and skills needed to work with older persons, especially poor, frail, or minority elders who are at risk of losing their independence. The manual is organized by topic area with information on the following learning objectives: (1) Attitudes and Facts on Aging; (2) Aging and Ethnicity; (3) Communication and Interviewing Skills; (4) Assessments, including competence in daily living, cognitive status, depression, psychosocial evaluations, and case management; (5) Health Concerns and Health Care; (6) Understanding Community Services; (7) Linking Clients to Services; (8) Financial Issues, such as funding programs for long-term care, medicare and medicaid; and (9) Legal and Ethical Issues, such as case management, the Texas Natural Death Act, and the durable power of attorney for health care. Also included are bibliographic and audiovisual guides for both students and older people and their families. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers, Houston.