Title

Importance of Adult Guardianship for Social Work Practice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2004

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Source ISSN

0163-4372

Original Item ID

DOI: 10.1300/J083v43n02_08

Abstract

Guardianship is a legal intervention used to protect incapacitated adults through the appointment of a surrogate decision maker. Demographic trends and improvements of medical technology suggest that gerontological social workers ought to be particularly concerned about guardianship as more people live into older ages with some degree of impairment. This article presents an overview of the guardianship decision-making process and of the roles social workers can have in promoting social justice through this process.

Comments

Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Vol. 43, No. 2-3 (September 2004): 117-129. DOI.

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