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Anti-Oppressive Social Work with Older Adults

From: Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice


This chapter questions taken-for-granted assumptions in social work practice with older adults. It explores the importance of challenging the notion that older adults are a homogenous group by focusing on the needs of older-adults from equity-seking groups. It also introduces students and practitioners to the principles of anti-oppressive gerontology (AOG) and their application to social work.



Wendy Hulko

Wendy Hulko is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and Human Service at Thompson Rivers University.

Shari Brotman

Shari Brotman is an associate professor at the McGill School of Social Work.

llyan Ferrer

Llyan Ferrer is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work at University of Calgary.