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101+ Careers in Gerontology by C. Joanne Grabinski"101+ Careers is rich with useful information. I highly recommend the book for any student, emerging, or re-careering professional exploring their options for a career in gerontology and the resources they may need to go about pursuing it." Jarmin Yeh, Institute for Health and Aging and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco American Society on Aging Blog Describes a wealth of diverse career opportunities in gerontology and how to prepare for them How do you know if a career in gerontology is right for you? What opportunities exist in the field? Completely updated to reflect significant changes to policy and management of resources, the second edition of 101 Careers in Gerontology provides a wealth of helpful and timely guidance in this rapidly growing field. Written for all levels of job seekers ranging from community college students to credential-seeking professionals, the book outlines a multitude of opportunities that dovetail with careers ranging from sociologist and home care agency administrator to architect and documentary filmmaker. Interviews with practitioners provide insight into job particulars and the experience of starting out with a degree versus on-the-job learning. The book describes five emerging gerontology-related fields, updates already existing job profiles including salary scales, and includes many new careers and their education requirements. New interviews are replete with advice and job search tips. Surprising additions to the list of career profiles include financial planner for elders, custom clothier, health coach, social or cultural historian, travel/tourism specialist, senior theater director, and many others. This second edition encompasses career changes and opportunities resulting from the newly created Administration for Community Living, and those influenced by policy changes in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Also new to the second edition are lists of gerontology professional organizations that can be helpful career search resources and links to professional organizations and other websites specific to each career profile. Changes to the Second Edition Include: Many new careers and their education requirements Updated job profiles including salary scales A description of three types of gerontology career pathsand how to prepare for them Coverage of such emerging fields as entrepreneurial gerontology, global aging, journalism and aging, and urban gerontology Career changes resulting from policy changes in relevant government agencies Lists of professional organizations and websites specific to each career profile 13 new interviews and 12 interviews updated from first edition Information about national, international, and local gerontology organizations including student and new professional member sections Updated and expanded glossary of acronyms
Metabolic Aspects of Aging by Mary Ann Ottinger (Volume Editor)Metabolic Aspects of Aging, Volume 155, the latest release in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series seeks to provide the most topical, informative and exciting monographs available on a wide variety of research topics related to prions, viruses, bacteria and eukaryotes. The series includes in-depth knowledge on the molecular, biological aspects of organismal physiology and function, with this release including chapters on Longevity, Metabolic Disease and Community Health, the Metabolic Aspects of Aging, Obesity, Metabolism, and Aging: A Multiscalar Approach, The Intersection of Curandismo and Western Medicine and Their Epidemiological Impact for Aging Mexican Americans, and more. Presents updated volumes comprising 15-20 chapters, allowing comprehensive coverage on a topic Uses tables, diagrams, schemata and color figures to enhance the reader's ability to rapidly grasp the information provided in each chapter
Publication Date: 2018-03-30
Researching Ageing by Maria Łuszczyńska (Editor)This book explores the diversity of methodological approaches to researching ageing, considering which methodological paradigm best captures the phenomenon. Interdisciplinary in scope, it brings together research from scholars from Austria, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Poland, UK and USA to uncover the conditions under which qualitative and quantitative approaches to research on ageing can best be reconciled and rendered complementary. Presenting international reflection on methods for studying old age from a variety of research backgrounds, Researching Ageing showcases the latest research in the field and will appeal to scholars across the social sciences, including sociology, demography, psychology, economics and geography, with interests in gerontology, ageing and later life.
Publication Date: 2020-06-07
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Geriatric Mental Health Care by Robert P. Roca (Editor); Micheline Dugue (Editor); Maria Llorente (Editor)The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on older adults with mental illness, and Geriatric Mental Health Care was conceived in response. This book, with its detailed descriptions of clinical and social innovations to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on a vulnerable population, represents an ongoing effort to address rapidly evolving health care needs. Because the authors worked on this book during the pandemic, the practices they describe have been tested and refined in the real world. Introductory vignettes that serve to illustrate each chapter's salient points, key takeaways that allow for quick reference, and multiple-choice questions that help reinforce learning are the hallmarks of Geriatric Mental Health Care. In addition to offering a historical perspective on the mental health effects of pandemics, the chapter authors delve into modern-day concerns that include inpatient geriatric psychiatry during a pandemic, telehealth models of care, health care staff concerns, and social determinants of health. The authors also explore the pandemic's effects on research and the economy, analyzing the impact of nonclinical factors on the broader clinical care effort. Although important strides have been made in the delivery of mental health care to older adult patients, very real challenges remain more than a year and a half after the pandemic's emergence. Even as the world continues to grapple with the effects of the current pandemic, mental health professionals must prepare themselves to provide care under the trying conditions of what will likely be other pandemics in the future. These considerations make Geriatric Mental Health Care, and its purpose of sharing promising practices that other clinicians and systems can consider emulating, so urgent and necessary.
Call Number: Main Library - Axinn Stacks RC451.4.A5 G4652 2022
Publication Date: 2022-03-14
The Merck Manual of Health and Aging by Mark H. BeersAs more and more of the population live to old age, The Merck Manual to Health & Aging targets the growing need for a useful source of information about later life. With explanations of how the body ages, preventative medical care and good nutrition, common disorders in older adults and how to cope with disease, the book seeks to cover what other books on aging do not. Large type size and written in everyday language Two-colour design 66 chapters organised into four sections Easy-to-follow cross-referencing symbols within the text Helpful tables, graphs, and illustrations that further explain the text Table of commonly used trade name drugs and their generic equivalents
Call Number: Main Library - Axinn Stacks RA777.6 .M47 2004