Social Work and Human Services
Application of Psychosocial Theory to Gerontology Systems
Review all the resources for this topic and watch the video Alzheimer’s Patient Case Study. Write a 750-1,000-word essay that includes the following:
What do you think the role of the generalist practitioner would be for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients?
Include your recommendations for coping with the following challenges for the Alzheimer’s patient and the caregiver: biological, social, cultural, psychological, and spiritual development.
Based on the competencies from the Geriatric Social Work Competency Scale II, discuss what skills you would most like to gain as a beginning practitioner in the field of aging/gerontology.
Reflect on the knowledge that you gained from watching this video. Analyze why or why not you might have an interest in working with seniors or the elderly.