2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWRK 521 - Gerontology

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

This course will focus on social work intervention through social policy and social services that are designed to help elders and their families. Particularly the problems and issues that most directly impact this population such as demographic changes, theories of aging, health/ mental health and social service needs of the elderly. We will discuss the importance of the Social Security Act of 1935 and how it has continued to change by adding services and programs. Issues related to health care proxy, guardianship, elder abuse, and end of life care will be explored as well as those policies that dictate how these services are delivered.

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