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Gerontology: Books

Areas of the Stacks With Gerontology Books

The vast majority of gerontology books are located in the following areas:

HQ 1060-1064 Gerontology

RC  952-954 Geriatrics

Other books on gerontology can be found at:

HV 1450-1494 Social Work with Older Adults

QH 529 Biology (Aging)

QH 608 Cells (Aging)

QP 85-86 Physiology (Aging)

RA 564.8 Public Health (Aging)

RA 997-999 Nursing Homes

RC 451.4 Psychology (Aged)

RC 451.5 .A5 Neurosciences (Aged)

RD 732.3 .A44 Orthopedic Surgery (Aged)

RE 48.2 .A5 Diseases of the Eye (Aged)

RF 291.5 .A35 Audiology (Aged)


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Bibliography for Course SWK 686, Social Work Practice with Older Adults, Professor Patricia Kolb

Ahearn, F. (Ed.). (2001). Issues in global aging. Binghamton, New York: Haworth. 

Barusch, A. S. (2008). Love stories of later life: A narrative approach to understanding romance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  

Berman, J., & Furst, L.M. (2011). Depressed older adults: Education and screening. New York: Springer Publishing Company. 

Bern-Klug, M. (Ed.) (2010). Transforming palliative care in nursing homes: The social work role. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Blazer, D. (2002). Depression in late life. New York: Springer Publishing Company.  

Braun, K.: Pietsch, J.; & Blancetee, P.L. (2000). Cultural issues in end-of-life decision making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  

Burack-Weiss, A. (2006). The caregiver’s tale: Loss and renewal in memoirs of family life. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Burack-Weiss, A., & Brennan, F. (2008). Gerontological social work supervision: A social work perspective in case management and direct care, 2nd ed. New York: The Haworth Press, Taylor & Francis Group. 

Butler, S. (2004). Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) elders: The challenges and resilience of this marginalized group. In Diversity and aging in the social environment (pp. 25-44). Binghamton: The Haworth Press, Inc. (also published in Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 9 (4), pp. 25-44. 

Cantor, M.H., Brennan, M., & Shippy, R.A. (2004). Caregiving among older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender New Yorkers. New York: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute.  

Carstensen, L., Edelstein, B., Dornbrand, L. (Eds.) (1996). The practical handbook of clinical gerontology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Conner, K.O., Koeske, G., & Brown, C. (2009). Racial differences in attitudes toward professional mental health treatment: The mediating effect of stigma. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52 (7), pp. 695-712. 

Csikai, E., & Chaitin, E. (2006). Ethnics and end-of-life decisions in social work practice. Chicago: Lyceum Books, Inc. 

Cummings, S., & Galambos, C. (Eds.) (2004). Diversity and aging in the social environment. Binghamton: The Haworth Press, Inc. 

Cummings, S.M., & Kropf, N.P. (2009). Handbook of psychosocial interventions with older adults: Evidence-based approaches. Abingdon, UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. 

Cummings, S.M., Kropf, N.P., Cassie, K.M., & Bride, B. (2004). Evidenced-based treatment for older adults. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 1 (4), pp. 53-81. 

Ernst, J., Hufnagle, J., Karpiak, S., & Shippy, A. (2008). hiv and older adults. New YorkAIDS Community Research Initiative of America.   

Fast, B., & Chapin, R. (2000). Strengths-based care management for older adults. Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press. 

Gallagher-Thompson, D., & Thompson, L.W. (1996). Applying cognitive-behavioral therapy to the psychological problems of later life. In S.H. Zarit & B.G. Knight (Eds.) (1996). A guide to psychotherapy and aging: Effective clinical interventions in a life-stage context (pp. 61-82). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press. 

Gelfand, D. (2006). The aging network: Programs and services, 6th ed. New YorkSpringer Publishing Company. 

George, D.R., & Whitehouse, P.J. (2011). Marketplace of memory: What the brain fitness technology industry says about us and how we can do better. The Gerontologist, 51 (5), 590-596. 

Gonzalez Sanders, D.J., Fortinsky, R.H. (2012). Dementia care with Black and Latino families: A social work problem-solving approach. 

Gopaul-McNicol, & & Brice-Baker, J. (1998). Training in cross-cultural supervision. In Cross-cultural practice: Assessment, treatment, and training (pp. 25-138). New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 

Harper, G. (2000). Assessing older adults who cannot communicate. In R.L. Kane & R.A. Kane (Eds.), Assessing older persons: Measures, meaning, and practical applications (pp. 483-515). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Hernandez, M., & Newcomer, R. (2007). Assisted living and special populations: What do we know about differences in use and potential access barriers? The Gerontologist, 47 (Special Issue III), 110-117. 

Higgins, D., & Severson, M.E. (2009). Community reentry and older adult offenders: Redefining Social work roles. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 52 (8), 784-802.  

Hernandez, M., & Newcomer, R. (2007). Assisted living and special populations: What do we know about differences in use and potential access barriers? The Gerontologist, 47 (Special Issue III), 110-117. 

Hooyman, N., & Kiyak. H. (2010). Social gerontology: A multidisciplinary perspective (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education. 

Hooyman, N., & Kramer, B. (2006). Interventions for grieving older adults. In N. Hooyman & B. Kramer, Living through loss: Interventions across the life span. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Kane, R.L. & Kane, R.A. (Eds.) (2000). Assessing older persons: Measures, meaning, and practical applications. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Kimmel, D., Rose, T., & David, S. (Eds.) (2006). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging: Research and clinical perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press.       

King, N. (2006). The lengthening list of oppressions: Age relations and the feminist study of inequality. In T.M. Calasanti & K.F. Slevin (Eds.), Age matters: Realigning feminist thinking (pp. 47-74). New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group. 

Knight, B.G. (1996). Psychotherapy with older adults. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Kolb, P. (2000). Continuing to care: Black and Latina daughters’ assistance to their mothers in nursing homes. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 15 (4), 502-525. 

Kolb, P. (2003). Caring for our elders: Multicultural experiences with nursing home placement. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Kolb, P. (2004). Theories of aging and social work practice with sensitivity to diversity: Are there useful theories? Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 9 (4), pp. 3-24.  

Kolb, P. (2007). A snapshot of aging and philanthropy today. Generations, 31 (2), 17-21. 

Kolb. P. (Ed.). (2007). Social work practice with ethnically and racially diverse nursing home residents and their families. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Kolb, P. (2008). Developmental theories of aging. In Sonia G. Austrian (Ed.), Developmental theories through the life cycle, 2nd ed. (pp. 285-364). New York: Columbia University Press.  

Kolb, P.J. (2010). Identifying and addressing family members’ psychosocial, spiritual, and existential issues related to having a loved one living and dying in a nursing home. In M. Bern-Klug (Ed.), Transforming palliative care in nursing homes: The social work role (pp. 186-210). New York: Columbia University Press. 

Kolb, P. (2014). Understanding aging and diversity: Theories and concepts. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.  

Langley, L. (2000). Cognitive assessment of older adults. In R.L. Kane & R.A. Kane (Eds.), Assessing older persons: Measures, meaning, and practical applications (pp. 65-128). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

McBee, L. (2008). Mindfulness-Based elder care: A CAM model for frail elders and their caregivers. New York: Springer Publishing Company. 

McInnis-Dittrich, K. (2013). Social work with older adults (4th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.  

Moody, H.R., & Sasser, J.R. (2012). Aging: Concepts and controversies, 7th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Naleppa, M., & Reid, W. (2003). Gerontological social work: A task-centered approach. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Niles-Yokum, K., & Wagner, W. (2011). The aging networks: A guide to programs and services (7th ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.  

Olsen, L.K. (Ed.) (2001). Age through ethnic lenses: Caring for the elderly in multicultural society. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.  

Preyde, M., & Brassard, K. (2011). Evidence-based risk factors for adverse health outcomes in older patients after discharge home and assessment tools: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 8 (5), pp. 445-468. 

Richardson, V.E., & Barusch, A.S. (2006). Gerontological practice in the twenty-first century: A social work perspective. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Robinson, L.M., Dauenhauer, J., Bishop, K.M., Baxter, J. (2012). Growing health disparities for persons who are aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities: The social work linchpin. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55 (2), 175-190. 

Ruggiano, N (2012). Consumer direction in long-term care policy: Overcoming barriers to promoting older adults’ opportunity for self-direction. Journal of Gerontological Social Work55 (2), 146-159. 

Sanjek, R. (2009). Gray Panthers. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 

Schneider, R.L., Kropf, N.P. & Kisor, A.J. (Eds.) (2000). Gerontological social work: Knowledge, service settings, and special populations. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 

Selig, S., Tomlinson, T. & Hickey, T. (1991). Ethical dimensions of intergenerational reciprocity: Implications for practice. The Gerontologist, 31 (5), 624-630. 

Sorocco, K.H., & Lauderdale, S. (2011). Cognitive behavior therapy with older adults: Innovations across care settings. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Stoller, E., & Gibson, R. (2000). Worlds of difference: Inequality in the aging experience. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.

Tice, C., & Perkins, K. (1996). Mental health issues and aging: Building on the strengths of older persons. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole

Toseland, R.W. (1995). Group work with the elderly and family caregivers. New YorkSpringer Publishing Company.

Toynes, B., Wright, K., & Milano, M. (2008). Preventing HIV in older adults. New York: AIDS Community Research Initiative of America.   

United Spinal Association (2008). Disability etiquette: Tips on interacting with people with disabilities. Jackson Heights, New York: United Spinal Association. 

Yeo, G., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (1996). Ethnicity and the dementias. New YorkTaylor & Francis.

Zarit, S.H. & Knight, B. (Eds.) (1996). A guide to psychotherapy and aging: Effective clinical interventions in a life-stage context. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

E-Books on Gerontology

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Books in Leonard Lief Library on Gerontology

Following are recommended books on gerontology available at Leonard Lief Library and widely held within the CUNY library system:

HQ1061 .K643 2014 Understanding aging and diversity : theories and concepts / Patricia J. Kolb

HQ1061 .H336 2011 .Handbook of aging and the social sciences / editors, Robert H. Binstock and Linda K. George ; associate editors, Stephen J. Cutler, Jon Hendricks, and James H. Schulz

HQ1061 .W48 2011 Adult development and aging : biopsychosocial perspectives / Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Stacey B. Whitbourne.

HQ1064 .U5 S265 2009 Gray Panthers [electronic resource] / Roger Sanjek.

HQ1061 .H583 2008 Social gerontology : a multidisciplinary perspective / Nancy R. Hooyman, H. Asuman Kiyak.

HQ1064 .U5 G378 2003 Aging and ethnicity : knowledge and services / Donald E. Gelfand.

HQ1064 .U5 M665 2002 Aging : concepts and controversies / Harry R. Moody.

HQ1064 .U6 N48 2002 Project 2015 : State agencies prepare for the impact of an aging New York, white paper for discussion / New York State Office for the Aging.

HQ1064 .U5 A63327 2001 Age through ethnic lenses : caring for the elderly in a multicultural society / edited by Laura Katz Olson.

HQ1061 .S835 2000 Worlds of difference : inequality in the aging experience / Eleanor Palo Stoller, Rose Campbell Gibson.

HQ 1064 .U5 A63398 2000 Aging in America / edited by Olivia J. Smith.

HQ1064 .U6 N463 2000 Growing old in El Barrio / Judith Noemí Freidenberg.

Lehman Books on Geriatrics

RC954 .G465 2012 Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice / Marie Boltz ... [et al.], editors.

RC954 .E53 2008 The encyclopedia of elder care : the comprehensive resource on geriatric and social care / Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Eugenia L. Siegler, Mathy D. Mezey, editors ; Joan Dunbar, managing editor ; Regina M. Won, assistant managing editor.

RC952.5 .G44342 2006 Geriatric nutrition : the health professional’s handbook / [edited by] Ronni Chernoff.

RC954 .C645 2005 Delmar’s geriatric nursing care plans.

RC952.55 .G46 2004 Geriatrics at your fingertips / authors, David B. Reuben ... [et al.].

RC953.7 .S46 2001 Geriatric dosage handbook : including monitoring, clinical recommendations, and OBRA guidelines / Todd P. Semla, Judith L. Beizer, Martin D. Higbee.

RC954 .E228 2001 Geriatric nursing & healthy aging / Priscilla Ebersole, Patricia Hess.

RC954 .E44 2001 Gerontological nursing / Charlotte Eliopoulos.

RC952 .P75 2000 Primary care of the older adult : a multidisciplinary approach / Mary M. Burke, Joy A. Laramie.

RC953 .G34 2000 Handbook of geriatric assessment / Joseph J. Gallo ...[et al.].

RC954 .G4735 2000 Gerontologic nursing / [edited by] Annette G. Lueckenotte.

Lehman Books on Social Work With Older Adults

HV1461 .M384 2014 Social work with older adults : a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and intervention / Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich.

HV1461 .K33 2008 Gerontological home health care : a guide for the social work practitioner / Goldie Kadushin and Marcia Egan.

HV1451 .R53 2006 Gerontological practice for the twenty-first century : a social work perspective / Virginia E. Richardson & Amanda S. Barusch.

HV1461 .B77 2006 Women in the middle : their parent care years / Elaine M. Brody.

HV1461 .G44 2006 The aging network : programs and services / Donald E. Gelfand.

HV1451 .G75 2004 Group work and aging : issues in practice, research, and education / Robert Salmon, Roberta Graziano, editors.

HV1461 .S568 2002 Social work practice with the Asian American elderly / Namkee G. Choi, editor.

HV1451 .D75 2001 Communication skills for working with elders / Barbara Bender Dreher.

HV1471.N48 C37 2000 Social care of the elderly [electronic resource] : the effects of ethnicity, class, and culture / Marjorie H. Cantor and Mark Brennan.

Lehman Books on the Physiology of Aging

QP85 .B88 2008 The longevity revolution : the benefits and challenges of living a long life / Robert N. Butler.

QP86 .H35 2006 Handbook of the biology of aging / editors, Edward J. Masoro and Steven N. Austad.

QP86 .A44 2004 Health, illness, and optimal aging : biological and psychosocial perspectives / Carolyn M. Aldwin, Diane F. Gilmer ; foreword by James Birren.

Lehman Books on Aging and Public Health

RA564.8 .P84 2012 Public health for an aging society / edited by Thomas R. Prohaska, Lynda A. Anderson, and Robert H. Binstock.

RA564.8 .H335 2011 Rethinking aging : growing old and living well in an overtreated society / Nortin M. Hadler.

RA564.8 .H36 2007 Handbook of health psychology and aging [electronic resource] / edited by Carolyn M. Aldwin, Crystal L. Park, Avron Spiro III ; foreword by Ronald P. Abeles.

RA564.8 .V85 2006 Vulnerable older adults : health care needs and interventions / Patricia M. Burbank, editor.

RA564.8 .H33 2003 Health promotion and aging : practical applications for health professionals / David Haber.

Lehman Books on Nursing Homes

RA999.A35 A45 2008 Nursing home administration / James E. Allen.

RA997 .B67 2001 When someone you love needs nursing home care : the complete guide / Robert F. Bornstein and Mary A. Languirand.

RA997 .L68 2000 But this is my mother! : the plight of our elders in American nursing homes / Cynthia Loucks.

Lehman Books on the Psychology of Aging

RC451.4 .A5 K59 2004 Psychotherapy with older adults / Bob G. Knight.

RC451.4.A5 K46 2000 Geriatric mental health care : a treatment guide for health professionals / Gary J. Kennedy.