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Ethical Guidelines for Counselors Working With Older Adults

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Counselors working with older adults may encounter situations that are not directly addressed by the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association (1995). After an extensive review of the literature, the Standards Committee of the Association for Adult Development and Aging (1998) identified 3 areas of concern: older adults with cognitive impairments, older adults who are the victims of abuse, and older adults with a terminal illness. This article examines the unique needs of older adults with these concerns and proposes guidelines for counselors working with such clients.

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Publication
Journal of Counseling and Development, 78(2), 123-129.
Language: English
Date: 2000
Keywords
Older adults, Counseling, Services for older adults, Elder abuse, Terminal illness, Cognitive impairment, Ethics