2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 216 Social Work with Older Adults

This course is designed to help students expand their knowledge and awareness of contemporary issues relating to the aging population. Topics of discussion include the context of social work practice with older adults, conducting biopsychosocial-spiritual assessments, interventions, abuse and neglect, spirituality factors, work with support systems, aging-in-place models and end of life concerns. The student will cultivate a biblical perspective to social work with the aging population in order to form a compassionate response.