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2013

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Long-term care

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Older Adults In Long-Term Care: Fostering Hope Amidst Loss, Sarah J. Olsen Jan 2013

Older Adults In Long-Term Care: Fostering Hope Amidst Loss, Sarah J. Olsen

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

There are an increasing number of older adults who are facing major life transitions and significant losses as they age. Finding a sense of hope among the losses and changes these older adults face is one way they can maintain a quality of life or as some researchers have termed it – successfully age. Social workers are often the front line workers with these older adults and therefore can play an integral role in fostering a sense of hope. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand social workers’ perspectives on their role in fostering a sense of hope among ...


Adapting To Change: "Provider Perspectives On The Transition To Long Term Care", Paige Elise Sorenson Jan 2013

Adapting To Change: "Provider Perspectives On The Transition To Long Term Care", Paige Elise Sorenson

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

This study investigated the transition from independent living to long-term care settings from the perspective of social workers currently in the field. This study was carried out using qualitative interviews with semi-structured questions. The sample was made up of five participants. The primary purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the transitional process from independent living to long-term care from the perspective of social workers who are professionally-involved in this process. The secondary purpose of this study was to understand the dynamic issues faced by long-term care social workers and to better understand how their unique ...