Even complicated and confusing topics will be easily developed and covered if you request our help writing an essay. Place an order today!

Individuals in later adulthood address developmental tasks that are unique to their life-span phase, and many of these tasks “are psychological in nature” (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016, p. 657). Many aspects of living as an older adult may differ significantly from what an individual experienced in an earlier phase of his or her life-span. For example, changes in older individuals’ income, living arrangements, social connections, and physical strength may influence how they view themselves, interact with others, and think about their futures.

This week, as you explore the psychological aspects of later adulthood, you consider theories of successful aging and their application to social work practice. You also consider how you might apply models of grieving to support families in a hospice environment when an aging family member approaches death.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply models of grieving to a hospice environment
  • Evaluate models of grieving as they relate to social work practice
  • Evaluate strategies for self-care as a social worker in grief counseling
  • Learning Resources

    To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the section of your Syllabus.
    Required Readings
    Sessions: Case histories
    Understanding human behavior and the social environment
    Best Practice in Mental Health, Social Work Education, Death Studies 23 Psychiatric Annals 43
    Required Media
    Parker family: Episode 2
    Optional Resources
    Aging & Mental Health, Journal of Personality, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Omega 61 Psychology and Aging,

    Discussion: Psychological Aspects of Aging

    Theories of successful aging explain factors that support individuals as they grow old, contributing to their ability to function. Increasing your understanding of factors that support successful aging improves your ability to address the needs of elderly clients and their families.

    To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s media. In addition, select a theory of successful aging to apply to Sara’s case.

    By Day 3
  • Explain how you, as Sara’s social worker, might apply a theory of successful aging to her case. Be sure to provide support for your strategy.
  • By Day 5

    Assignment: Models of Grieving

    The death of a loved one is a significant event that everyone experiences. An individual’s social environment, including societal and familial cultural factors, may influence how an individual approaches death or grieves the loss of someone else who dies. You can anticipate addressing grief in your social work practice and, therefore, should develop an understanding of the grieving process.

    Models of grieving may identify stages through which an individual progresses in response to the death of a loved one; however, these stages do not necessarily occur in lockstep order. People who experience these stages may do so in different order or revisit stages in a circular fashion. Understanding the various ways individuals cope with grief helps you to anticipate their responses and to assist them in managing their grief. Select one model of grieving to address in this assignment.

    Addressing the needs of grieving family members can diminish your personal emotional, mental, and physical resources. In addition to developing strategies to assist grieving individuals in crisis, you must develop strategies that support self-care.

    In this Assignment, you apply a grieving model to work with families in a hospice environment and suggest strategies for self-care.

    By Day 7
  • Identify components of the grieving model that you think might be difficult to apply to your social work practice. Explain why you anticipate these challenges.
  • Identify strategies you might use for your own self care as a social worker dealing with grief counseling. Explain why these strategies might be effective.
  • Psychological Aspects of Later Adulthood

    testimonials icon
    see the attached files ...
    testimonials icon
    Write a report about a major human resource management (HRM) issue affecting your organisation or an organisation you know well. The HRM issue yo...
    testimonials icon
    Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Exciting Methods of Using Social Media in Classrooms. It needs to be at least 1250 words. It...
    testimonials icon
      P3-22 Winder, Knotter and Nale - Law Firm...
    testimonials icon
    After reading this week’s materials and using the activity at http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/fatman/Default.aspx , answer the foll...
    testimonials icon
    What kind of speech was the First Amendment written to protect?Does the First Amendment apply only to spoken words?What do...
    testimonials icon
    Critical Analysis 1 - DueFeb 12, 2016 11:30 PM  Composition II - ENGL-1302-311-383-386  ...
    testimonials icon
    Samuel Glover: Ashford 6 Assignment...
    testimonials icon
     Students are expected to watch a minimum of 30 minutes of political news a week.  Nearly any news source is acceptable, with the exc...
    testimonials icon
    Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) individuals are known to experience rates of mental illness far above the national ave...
    testimonials icon
    Summary of what this looks like. Evolutionary personality theory focuses on the why of behavior, rather than the how of biological models, or the what...
    testimonials icon
    Order instructions...
    Calculate Price

    When you use PaperHelp, you save one valuable — TIME

    You can spend it for more important things than paper writing.

    Approx. price
    Order a paper. Study better. Sleep tight. Calculate Price!
    Created with Sketch.
    Calculate Price
    Approx. price