The use of the personal narrative in social work with the elderly

Howes F. (2006)


This article describes how a lifespan approach to personality, with its developmental stages, and constructionism have broadened the knowledge base of social work practice. This has also enlarged interventive knowledge by adding the constructed narrative as a tool at the disposal of the social worker. The narrative directs the interventive process. In social work with the elderly reminiscence and life review are important elements. Narrative theraphy can successfully accommodate these elements.

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