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General Guidelines for Working with Older Adults

These papers on general guidelines are publicly available.  Click on the citations to view the articles.

 

American Psychological Association (1998).  What practitioners should know about working with older adults.  Washington, DC: Author. [Content of this publication was published in: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (1998), Vol. 29, No. 5, 413-427]

American Psychological Association (2014).  Guidelines for psychological practice with older adults.

American Psychological Association (2012). Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Change. American Psychologist, 67, No. 1, 1–9.

The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.  (2013).  Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd edition.

Previous version of Guidelines for psychological practice with older adults: American Psychological Association. (2004). Guidelines for psychological practice with older adults. American Psychologist, 59(4), 236-260. doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.59.4.236

 

Also available:

Abdulla, A., Bone, M., Adams, N., Elliott, A.M., Jones, D., Knaggs, R., Martin, D., Sampson, E.L., & Schofield, P. (2013).  Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on management of pain in older people. Age Ageing, 42 (2), 151-153.  doi: 10.1093/ageing/afs199.

Karel, M. J., Gatz, M. & Smyer, M. A. (2012). Aging and mental health in the decade ahead: What psychologists need to know. American Psychologist, 67, 184-198.