Aging

Concepts and Controversies

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Author: Harry R. Moody,Jennifer R. Sasser

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506328024

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Presenting current research in an innovative text-reader format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies, Ninth Edition encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues we face as a society. Not simply a summary of research literature, Harry R. Moody and Jennifer R. Sasser’s text focuses on controversies and questions, rather than on assimilating facts or arriving at a single "correct" view about aging and older people. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors first provide an overview of aging in three domains: aging over the life course, health care, and the socioeconomic aspects of aging. Each section is followed by a series of edited readings, offering different perspectives from experts and specialists on that subject. New readings focus on whether current federal spending on the elderly is sustainable and fair to other groups, how older consumers are reshaping the business landscape, and the challenges of marketing and selling to customers 60 and over. More emphasis is placed on how social class and inequality earlier in life can shape our final years and the number of older Americans living in poverty. The section on Aging and Health Care has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest data about chronic diseases that affect the elderly, government spending on health care, and policy changes to programs like Medicaid and Medicare. The section on the Social and Economic Outlook for an Aging Society gives the most current picture of the racial and ethnic diversity of older Americans, their participation in the labor force, and their income and wealth.

Aging , Concepts and Controversies

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619057425

Category: Education

Page: 43

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Aging , Concepts and Controversies. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Aging , Concepts and Controversies

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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497050227

Category: Education

Page: 107

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The Facts101 series gives the reader all of the facts, persons, places, things, and concepts that they might be tested on from the textbook Aging : Concepts and Controversies written in an easy to understand format. Preparing for a test has never been easier.

Denn alles ist vergänglich

Geschichten aus der Psychotherapie

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Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641154693

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Yaloms Anleitung zum Glücklichsein. In diesen zehn packenden Erzählungen aus der Psychotherapie entschlüsselt der bedeutende amerikanische Psychotherapeut Irvin D. Yalom die Geheimnisse, Frustrationen, aber auch die Erhabenheit und den Humor, die nicht nur den Kern jeder therapeutischen Begegnung ausmachen, sondern auch des Lebens selbst. Indem er uns an den Zwangslagen seiner Patienten teilhaben lässt, gewährt uns Yalom nicht nur einzigartige Einblicke in deren persönliche Sehnsüchte und Motivationen, sondern erzählt uns auch viel über sich selbst und sein eigenes Ringen zwischen persönlicher Betroffenheit und therapeutischer Rolle. Herausgekommen sind dabei wunderbare, unerschrockene Geschichten über die menschliche Seele und den therapeutischen Prozess, der voller Schmerz, Verwirrung, aber auch unverhoffter Freude und Hoffnung ist.

Grundzüge einer Systemtheorie

Principles of Systems

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Author: Jay Wright Forrester

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663020940

Category: Science

Page: 213

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Die Ordnung der Zeit

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Author: Carlo Rovelli

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644000751

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Leben wir in der Zeit oder lebt die Zeit vielleicht nur in uns? Alle theoretischen Physiker von Weltrang, die den großen und kleinen Kräften des Universums nachspüren, beschäftigen sich immer wieder mit der entscheidenden Frage, was Zeit ist. Wenn ihre großen Modelle die Zeit zur Erklärung des Elementaren nicht mehr brauchen, wie kommt es dann, dass sie für unser Leben so wichtig ist? Geht es wirklich ohne sie? Carlo Rovelli gibt in diesem Buch überraschende Antworten. Er nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch unsere Vorstellungen der von der Zeit und spürt ihren Regeln und Rätseln nach. Ein großes, packend geschriebenes Lese-Abenteuer, ein würdiger Nachfolger des Welt-Bestsellers "Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik".

Gewalt

Eine neue Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310401616X

Category: History

Page: 1216

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Die Geschichte der Menschheit – eine ewige Abfolge von Krieg, Genozid, Mord, Folter und Vergewaltigung. Und es wird immer schlimmer. Aber ist das richtig? In einem wahren Opus Magnum, einer groß angelegten Gesamtgeschichte unserer Zivilisation, untersucht der weltbekannte Evolutionspsychologe Steven Pinker die Entwicklung der Gewalt von der Urzeit bis heute und in allen ihren individuellen und kollektiven Formen, vom Verprügeln der Ehefrau bis zum geplanten Völkermord. Unter Rückgriff auf eine Fülle von wissenschaftlichen Belegen aus den unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen beweist er zunächst, dass die Gewalt im Laufe der Geschichte stetig abgenommen hat und wir heute in der friedlichsten Epoche der Menschheit leben. Diese verblüffende Tatsache verlangt nach einer Erklärung: Pinker schält in seiner Analyse sechs Entwicklungen heraus, die diesen Trend begünstigt haben, untersucht die Psychologie der Gewalt auf fünf innere Dämonen, die Gewaltausübung begünstigen, benennt vier Eigenschaften des Menschen, die den inneren Dämonen entgegenarbeiten und isoliert schließlich fünf historische Kräfte, die uns heute in der friedlichsten Zeit seit jeher leben lassen. Pinkers Darstellung revolutioniert den Blick auf die Welt und uns Menschen. Und sie macht Hoffnung und Mut. »Pinkers Studie ist eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum verbreiteten Kulturpessimismus und dem Gefühl des moralischen Untergangs der Moderne.« Der Spiegel »Steven Pinker ist ein Top-Autor und verdient all die Superlative, mit denen man ihn überhäuft« New York Times» Die Argumente von Steven Pinker haben Gewicht [...]. Die Chance, heute Opfer von Gewalt zu werden, ist viel geringer als zu jeder anderen Zeit. Das ist eine spannende Nachricht, die konträr zur öffentlichen Wahrnehmung ist." Deutschlandfunk »Steven Pinker ist ein intellektueller Rockstar« The Guardian »Der Evolutionspsychologe Steven Pinker gilt als wichtigster Intellektueller« Süddeutsche Zeitung »Verflucht überzeugend« Hamburger Abendblatt

Aging: Caring for Our Elders

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Author: David N. Weisstub,David C. Thomasma,S. Gauthier,G.F. Tomossy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401706751

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Positive conceptions of ‘healthy aging’ are rightly displacing negative ageist perceptions of older members of our society. Nevertheless, at some stage, most elderly citizens will require some form of assistance from other members of society. When the body or mind begins to fail, a legitimate need for intervention and care will arise. This second volume on Aging discusses this theme.

Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging, Second Edition

Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives

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Author: Carolyn M. Aldwin, Ph.D.,Diane Fox Gilmer, Ph.D.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193471

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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"Aldwin and Gilmer have supplied an interesting textual model for examining health, illness, and aging. Their homogenized approach to aging research is refreshing and insightful."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly "Clearly written at a level for college students, this is an excellent resource on aging...Highly recommended.--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Spanning the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this upper-level undergraduate and graduate text integrates current findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. This new edition incorporates the tremendous amount of research that has come to light since the first edition was published. From a physical perspective, the text examines age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population, aging theories, and how to promote optimal aging. Coverage of the psychosocial aspects of aging encompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. The authors address demographic, theoretical, and methodological issues on aging, including a worldwide overview of aging demographics. The book reviews biological and psychosocial theories and offers much-needed information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to aging research. It discusses the aging of the major organ systems, the brain and sensory systems, and the endocrine and immune systems; basic anatomy and physiology; normal, impaired, and optimal aging; and functional health. Psychosocial factors that affect health are addressed, including the interplay between physical health and mental health, stress, coping, and social support. The text also covers current issues in social gerontology, including such promising new trends as gerontechnology and Green Houses, and provides information on health promotion programs. New to the Second Edition: Information involving retirement, volunteer opportunities, housing, and adaptation to health changes Coverage of economics and aging, including information on social security and other retirement income and the future of Medicare and Medicaid Significant new information about the regulatory systems Revised and updated chapters on death and dying and optimal aging Discussions on two models of optimal aging and valuable tips for its promotion URLs to relevant websites for additional information

Die Berliner Altersstudie

ein Projekt der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

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Author: Karl Ulrich Mayer,Paul B. Baltes

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783050029054

Category: Geriatrics

Page: 672

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Dementia Care with Black and Latino Families

A Social Work Problem-Solving Approach

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Author: Delia J González Sanders, PhD LCSW,Richard H Fortinsky, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106781

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "The authors have created a book that comfortably combines substantial research findings with readable, practical guidelines for assessment and intervention in the real-world practice of social work. This authoritatively researched, well-written volume will appeal to the multiple disciplines involved in assisting dementia patients and their families. It will also be useful for academic health care collections...Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Understanding the role of dementia caregivers in different ethnic and cultural contexts is one of the most important skills that social workers should master. This comprehensive volume provides practical guidance for social work professionals who work with Black and Latino families living with the daily challenges of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. It is grounded in the interpretation and meaning of dementia in Black and Latino cultural heritages, and based on both a solid theoretical framework and the substantial research and clinical expertise of the authors. Detailed, step-by-step guidelines to assessment and intervention in ethnic-specific situations provide useful strategies that go beyond generic solutions. The text presents an overview of the epidemiology and clinical course of dementia with a focus on those forms of the disease most common to Blacks and Latinos. It addresses family care and role responsibilities in ethnic families and their theoretical, ethnic, and cultural foundations. Self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem-solving theories are discussed as modalities of choice. The text also considers financial and service delivery trends and use of technology, and provides detailed forms, documents, and dementia care resources. Numerous case studies will help readers to quickly put information into the context of real-world situations. Key Features: Provides concrete, targeted interventions for assisting ethnic family caregivers in confronting day-to-day issues Explains how and why self-efficacy and cognitive behavioral problem-solving theories are particularly useful for social work with ethnic family caregivers Offers detailed, step-by-step guidelines to assessment and intervention Includes problem-solving forms, documents, and additional dementia care resources Contains vivid supporting case studies in each chapter

DAMALS HEUTE

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Author: Diane Keaton

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641068185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Ungewöhnliche Erinnerungen einer ungewöhnlichen Frau GANZ PERSÖNLICHE ERINNERUNGEN VON DIANE KEATON. Ein Buch, so berührend, witzig und ungewöhnlich wie seine Autorin. Diane Keatons Erinnerungen erzählen die Geschichte eines gewöhnlichen Mädchens, das sich zu einer außergewöhnlichen Frau entwickelt – nicht zuletzt dank der prägenden Beziehung zur Mutter Dorothy Hall, die in ihren späten Jahren an Alzheimer erkrankt und ihr Leben in 85 Tagebüchern festhielt. Die Autobiographie der Oscar-prämierten Schauspielerin Keaton ist deshalb sowohl zutiefst persönlich als auch universell: Sie gibt Einblick in die einzigartigen Träume und Sehnsüchte von einer Mutter und ihrer Tochter, die sich manchmal decken und manchmal nicht. Ungewöhnliche Erinnerungen einer ungewöhnlichen Frau: unaufgeregt, offen, selbstkritisch.

Second Wind

Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life

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Author: Dr. Bill Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451667582

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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From one of the most original and innovative thinkers in medicine, this “stirring and splendid book” (Wall Street Journal) offers groundbreaking insight to the postwar generation on facing their second coming of age, a developmental opportunity to reshape their lives and our society. Dr. Thomas is at the forefront of a strong nationwide movement to reframe “life after adulthood” as an exciting stage of human growth and development. In Second Wind, he explores the dreams and disappointments, the struggles and triumphs of a generation of 78 million people who once said they would never grow old and never trust anyone over thirty. Instilled with the belief that they would always be Joni Mitchell’s “stardust,” many Boomers are having a harder time transitioning into elderhood than previous generations. But the reality is that every 10.8 seconds an American turns sixty-five. Among all the human beings who have ever lived to see old age, more than half are living among us right now. In Second Wind, Dr. Thomas attempts to guide Boomers into this final developmental stage filled with hope and a new sense of what is possible. As the Post War generation entered adulthood, they saw three models of what an adult could be: hippies, activists, and squares—the “square” model becoming the dominant model. Now, many Boomers now feel “stuck” inside the frenzied, performance-based, money-driven world that no longer suits them. But if they can learn to go slower, go deeper, and be more connected to themselves, their loved ones, and other members of their community, they can find the wisdom, happiness, and fulfillment that comes with a life that is in balance.

Nursing Older People

Issues and Innovations

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Author: Rhonda Nay,Sally Garratt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578984

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.

Occupational Therapy with Elders - E-Book

Strategies for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Author: Rene Padilla,Sue Byers-Connon,Helene Lohman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323072267

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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The only comprehensive book on geriatric occupational therapy designed specifically for the COTA, Occupational Therapy with Elders: Strategies for the COTA, 3rd Edition provides in-depth coverage of each aspect of geriatric practice, from wellness and prevention to death and dying. A discussion of foundational concepts includes aging trends and strategies for elder care, and coverage of emerging areas includes low-vision rehabilitation, mobility issues including driving, and Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Expert authors René Padilla, Sue Byers-Connon, and Helene Lohman offer an unmatched discussion of diverse populations and the latest on geriatric policies and procedures in this fast-growing area of practice. Unique! A focus on the occupational therapy assistant highlights the importance of COTAs to the care of elder clients. Case studies illustrate principles and help you apply what you've learned to actual situations. Key terms, chapter objectives, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter. Use of the term "elder" reduces the stereotypical role of dependent patients and helps to dispel myths about aging. A multidisciplinary approach demonstrates how the OT and the COTA can collaborate effectively. Unique! Attention to diverse populations and cultures prepares you to respect and care for clients of different backgrounds. Unique! The companion Evolve website makes review easier with more learning activities, references linked to MEDLINE abstracts, and links to related OT sites. Unique! A discussion of elder abuse, battered women, and literacy includes information on how the COTA can address these often-overlooked issues. New information on alternative treatment settings for elders reflects new trends in OT care. Updated information on Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA regulations discusses the latest policies and how to incorporate the newest procedures into practice. Significant additions are made to the chapters on public policy, dementia, and oncology.

Alter und Geschlecht

Soziale Verhältnisse und kulturelle Repräsentationen

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Author: Elisabeth Reitinger,Ulrike Vedder,Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658208724

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Phänomene des Alters und der Hochaltrigkeit gewinnen gegenwärtig stark an Bedeutung – insbesondere durch die vieldiskutierte demographische Entwicklung der westlichen Gesellschaften. Im öffentlichen Diskurs sind Altersbilder entweder von tatkräftig handelnden best agers oder von pflegebedürftigen Hochaltrigen präsent. Solche Bilder und Konzepte sowie die mit ihnen zusammenhängenden sozialen, politischen und kulturellen Praktiken sind nicht nur historisch variabel, sondern auch mit Geschlechtercodierungen verknüpft. Gender, aber auch andere soziale Kategorien wie Milieu, ethnische Zugehörigkeit oder sexuelle Orientierung interagieren mit den aktuell zu beobachtenden gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen, die den Umgang mit hohem Alter ebenso betreffen wie das Leben mit Menschen mit Demenz sowie Erfahrungen von Lebensende, Sterben, Tod und Trauer. Der Inhalt Soziale Konstruktionen des Alters: Marginalisieren und Integrieren • Menschen mit Demenz: Soziale und kulturelle Perspektiven • Altersbilder: Konstruktion und Erfahrung Die Herausgeberinnen Dr. Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für Afrikanische Literaturen und Kulturen an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Dr. Elisabeth Reitinger ist Assoziierte Professorin am Institut für Palliative Care und OrganisationsEthik an der Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt – Wien – Graz. Dr. Ulrike Vedder ist Professorin am Institut für deutsche Literatur sowie Ko-Sprecherin am Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Author: Scott M. Hofer,Duane F Alwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 145227892X

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan

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Author: Daniel W. Wong,Kimberly R. Hall,Cheryl A. Justice,Lucy Wong Hernandez

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322033

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan by Daniel W. Wong, Kimberly R. Hall, Cheryl A. Justice, and Lucy Wong Hernández introduces readers to the fundamentals of the counseling process during each stage of human development. Topics such as the client-counselor relationship, counseling theory, research, and interventions are addressed with a focus on caring for the total person within his/her environment and culture. Emphasizing the importance of intentionality and self-reflection, the chapters include case illustrations and guided practice exercises to further the development of successful 21st century counselors. Counseling Individuals Through the Lifepan is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).

Geriatric Psychiatry, An Issue of Clinics in Geratric Medicine,

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Author: Soo Borson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323320317

Category: Medical

Page: 297

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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, guest edited by Dr. Soo Borson, is devoted to Geriatric Psychiatry. Articles in this issue include: Diagnosis; Providing high quality care for dementia patients and family caregivers; Common psychiatric problems in cognitively impaired patients – causes and management; Partnering with family caregivers; Palliation and end of life care; Geriatric depression; Treatment for depression and evaluating response; Post-traumatic stress in older adults; Sleep disorders; Substance Abuse; Suicide; and Mental Health Services for Older Adults.