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End-of-Life Care Issues  

Linda P. Darrell

Online publication date:
Feb 2017
The perspective of end-of-life care has changed over the years. People are living longer, fuller lives due to advanced medical care and technology along with an increased interest in ... More

End-of-Life Decisions  

Ellen L. Csikai

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
As medical technology advances producing the ability to prolong life almost indefinitely, individuals and families are asked to make increasingly complex choices about what treatments best ... More

Family Caregiving  

Sandra Owens and Letha A. Chadiha

There is evidence that family caregiving in the United States has been increasing at an unprecedented rate as a result of various societal issues. This entry provides a summary of the ... More

Family Estrangement  

Kylie Agllias

Online publication date:
Sep 2013
Family estrangement—a concept similar to emotional cutoff in Bowen family systems theory—is the unsatisfactory physical or emotional distancing between at least two family members. It is ... More

Family Services  

Katharine Briar-Lawson and Toni Naccarato

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 ... More

From Caregiving to Caresharing  

Roberta R. Greene and Nancy P. Kropf

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Mar 2017
With the growth in the older population, especially people in the latest years of life, the need for care provision by both formal and informal sources of support will need to increase and ... More

Gay Men: Overview  

James I. Martin

This entry explains who gay men are, how gay identity constructions have evolved since their inception, and how they continue to evolve. It also describes the health and mental health ... More

Grandparents  

Priscilla Gibson and Valandra

Online publication date:
Jun 2014
Little attention has been paid to the role of grandparents, yet this intergenerational family role has shifted both inside and outside of the family. Social policies have pushed it into ... More

Health Care: Practice Interventions  

Lois F. Cowles

Social work in health care emerged with immigration and urbanization associated with industrialization, and the resultant shift from physician visits to the patient's home and workplace to ... More

HIV/AIDS: Overview  

Peter A. Newman

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is the most deadly epidemic of modern times. Since HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS, was first identified in the ... More

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