Peculiarities of client‘s issues in gerontological social work research

Rasa Naujanienė


In aging society the studies of gerontological social work becomes more and more important in general social work research. Nevertheless, in terms of quantity, the field of gerontology does not dominate in research on general social work. The aim of the article is to focus on gerontological social work, to stress its specificity and to reveal the diversity of peculiarities of issues relating to an old person who becomes a client of a social worker. The review of gerontological social work studies presented in the article focuses on the period when a client decides to apply for formal help. The problematic nature of practice during this period determines complexity and multifaceted practice during a follow-up process of help.


gerontological social work; individual aging

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789