Seniors as members of the local community – selected social and ethical aspects Cover Image

Seniorzy jako członkowie społeczności lokalnej – wybrane aspekty socjalno-etyczne
Seniors as members of the local community – selected social and ethical aspects

Author(s): Ireneusz, Marian Świtała
Subject(s): Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Family and social welfare, Gerontology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jana Kochanowskiego
Keywords: old age; social work; support; help; ethics; ethics code;

Summary/Abstract: As the number of older people in Poland’s population increases, so do the needs for care and effective help from social services. The new standards of social work are based on a holistic view on the elderly, along with all the biopsychosocial determinants, and on a partnership model that must be based on ethical principles. Adhering to the principles of the Code of Ethics of the Polish Society of Social Workers promotes mutual respect between the career and the client – the senior. In the article the stress has been put on: the main barriers in the functioning of the elderly in the local environment, the role of the activity in the process of good aging and the standards of social work with seniors.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 79-93
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish