The Politicizing Influence of Caregiving: Making the Micro and Macro Connection in Older Adult Health

  • Renée J. Cardone I am not currently employed. I consider myself "in transition."

Abstract

I consider the “case” of my mother’s health and social challenges as representative of the urgent need for macro policy changes to support maximal functioning in our increasing older adult population. The “case and cause” gap in social work practice is highlighted. The failure of the medical model to adopt a whole-person approach to healthcare is demonstrated as serving to exacerbate the critical need for comprehensive preventive and ameliorative health and social policies.

Author Biography

Renée J. Cardone, I am not currently employed. I consider myself "in transition."

I earned my MSW at Smith College School for Social Work.  I am a Licensed Clinical Soclal Worker in the state of Pennsylvania and have over 30 years experience in social work.

Published
2018-04-24
How to Cite
CARDONE, Renée J.. The Politicizing Influence of Caregiving: Making the Micro and Macro Connection in Older Adult Health. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 1, p. 26-33, apr. 2018. ISSN 1080-0220. Available at: <https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1519>. Date accessed: 22 july 2018.

Keywords

social work practice;aging