Social Work

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Graduate Course Details
Number SWK 854
Title Policies and Services for Older Adults and End-of-Life Care
Credits 3.0

Description

The course examines policies and programs affecting older adults and end-of-life care, distinct but overlapping areas of social work practice. Issues explored include work, retirement, abuse and neglect, discrimination, cultural sensitivity and ethical challenges, disability, health care and insurance, home care and acute- long-term care, hospice and palliative care, economic security, living arrangements, guardianship, legal rights and protections, and advanced care planning. Prerequisite: SWK808.