Social Work Gerontological Practice: The Need for Faculty Development in the New Millennium.

  title={Social Work Gerontological Practice: The Need for Faculty Development in the New Millennium.},
  author={Barbara J Berkman and Barbara Silverstone and W June Simmons and Patricia J Volland and Judith L Howe},
  journal={Journal of gerontological social work},
  volume={59 2},
There is a pressing need to upgrade the gerontological knowledge and skills of practicing social workers. Geriatrics and gerontology, as specialized fields of knowledge, have not been sufficiently integrated into formal academic training programs. There are major trends in the health care environment which impact on social work education, including technological advances, a shift from inpatient to outpatient and community care settings, increasing diversity of the older population, and client… CONTINUE READING

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