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Decade of decision for the elderly

Social Work

Author: Brody, E. M., Brody, S. J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1974


The role of social work in the field of aging is one of advocacy. Implications for the profession flow from the sheer number & proportion of older people in the coming decade & from their changing nature & heterogeneous characteristics. The advocacy role, to be effective, must have hard data to support the value commitment of social work which will assure that well-being, in addition to longevity & life-safety, is the societal goal for the aged. These data should explore the importance of the family as a resource, as well as institutional & community services, & should be placed in an input-output analysis where cost-effectiveness, cost benefit, & social cost are clearly defined.

Further Details

Pages: 544-554
Volume: 19
Issue: 5
Accession Number: 19.3.03
Keywords: older
Reads: 215