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Ageism and Retirement

Lynn McDonald.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Care of the Elderly; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9366 words.

Retirement is a modest social institution that appeared in most industrialized nations near the start of the 20th century. The aim of retirement was to solve the societal dilemma of an...

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Family Services

Katharine Briar-Lawson and Toni Naccarato.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Couple and Family Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Practice Settings. 5443 words.

Over the decades, family services have been one of the overarching features of social work practice, education, and research. Efficacy studies help to reinforce the focus on serving...

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Intellectual Disabilities

Leah Igdalsky.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Child and Adolescent Social Work; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 6963 words.

Social workers working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families require an understanding of the disabilities themselves as well as the larger context of disability...

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Stress Effects on Health

Paula S. Nurius and Charles P. Hoy-Ellis.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health. 9481 words.

Evolving understandings of stress have literally transformed how we think about health as contextualized within complex and multilevel transactions between individuals and their...

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