Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy

Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy

Editor(s): James A. Blackburn, Catherine N. Dulmus

Published Online: 5 JAN 2012 10:37AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780471771708

Online ISBN: 9781118269640

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269640

About this Book

A multidisciplinary resource that combines the latest research with the best practices for working with older adults

The Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy provides an essential source of important theoretical and applied information on gerontology for all mental health professionals interested in optimizing the health and well-being of older adults. Interdisciplinary and incorporating the most current evidence-based practices in its focus, this timely book considers the many factors that affect the way this growing population experiences the world-and provides a positive and proactive guide to administering care.

Integrating the latest research findings with important practice implications for working with an older client population, the Handbook of Gerontology draws on a multidisciplinary team of expert contributors who provide coverage and insight into a diverse range of topics, including:

  • A global perspective on aging
  • Elder abuse
  • Family caregiving
  • Parenting grandchildren
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Successful aging and personality
  • Biological and cognitive aspects and theories of aging

An exceptional resource for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and students, the Handbook of Gerontology is essential reading for anyone who works with older adults.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

    1. Chapter 1

      Global Aging (pages 1–16)

      Karen M. Sowers, William S. Rowe and Sue C. Bratton

  2. Part II: Evidence-Based Theory

  3. Part III: Evidence-Based Health Practice

    1. Chapter 14

      Grief and Bereavement (pages 367–394)

      Robert O. Hansson, Bert Hayslip and Margaret S. Stroebe

  4. Part IV: Evidence-Based Family and Community Practice

    1. Chapter 16

      Family Caregiving (pages 426–454)

      Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, Jeannine M. Rowe and Karl Kosloski

    2. Chapter 17

      Community-and Facility-Based Care (pages 455–497)

      Gretchen E. Alkema, Kathleen H. Wilber and Susan M. Enguidanos

  5. Part V: Conclusion

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