Postmodern critique of systems theory in social work with the aged and their families
Journal/Book: J Gerontol Soc Work. 1999; 31: 10 Alice St, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, USA. Haworth Press Inc. 87-100.
Abstract: Postmodern shifts in thinking about families, aging, and intervention have dramatically challenged the fundamental paradigms of family systems or functionalist theory and the nature of intervention (Hartman, 1995). This article uses postmodern theory to critique the general systems approach to practice. It explores alternative views and recommends that social workers reconsider their intervention models.
Note: Article Greene RR, Indiana Univ, Sch Social Work, 902 W New York St, Indianapolis,IN 46202 USA
Keyword(s): systems thinking; postmodern perspective; diversity; THERAPY