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Accommodating Students with Physical Disabilities in Higher Education

Anna Escamilla.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work. 3573 words.

Students with disabilities are becoming more and more common in higher education classrooms, including social work classrooms. The challenges that come with accommodating students so as to...

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Adult Day Care

Namkee G. Choi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1422 words.

Adult day care centers provide important health, social, and support services for functionally and cognitively impaired adults and their caregivers. The adult day care services are...

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Adults: Group Care

Sheryl Zimmerman.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings. 2956 words.

This entry presents information about group settings that provide residential long-term care for older adults, focusing on nursing homes and residential care/assisted living communities. It...

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Ageism in the Workplace

Patricia Brownell.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public Management and Administration; Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 9419 words.

Older workers make important contributions to the workplace, its productivity, and its culture. Work remains important for older adults for financial security, to give meaning to later...

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Aging: Public Policy

Jeanette C. Takamura.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 3965 words.

Public policy advances in the field of aging in the United States have lagged compared to the growth of the older adult population. Policy adjustments have been driven by ideological...

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Aging: Services

Nancy Morrow-Howell and Leslie Hasche.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7206 words.

Despite high levels of functioning among older adults, chronic health conditions lead to impairment and the need for help. Family members provide most of the assistance; yet formal services...

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Blindness and Visual Impairment

Adrienne Asch and Nancy R. Mudrick.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work. 6058 words.

Significant visual impairment affects ~8 million Americans, 1.8 million of whom are blind and must find nonvisual methods of performing life roles. Social workers should not assume that...

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Care Transitions, Patient Health, and System Performance in the United States

June Simmons, Sandy Atkins, Janice Lynch Schuster and Melissa Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 6859 words.

Transitions in care occur when a patient moves from an institutional setting, such as a hospital or nursing home, to home or community, often with the hope or expectation of improving...

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Children’s Health

Shirley Gatenio Gabel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 8037 words.

The history of social work is deeply rooted in helping vulnerable populations improve their well-being, and children have been at the forefront of these efforts since the inception of the...

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Comorbidity

Diana M. DiNitto.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 1872 words.

This entry defines comorbidity and similar terms used in various fields of practice. It addresses the prevalence of comorbidity, suggests explanations for comorbidity, and discusses...

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