Holly Nelson-Becker - Brunel University - Professor and  Division Lead

Holly Nelson-Becker

Brunel University

Professor and Division Lead

Uxbridge, Middlesex | United Kingdom

Main Specialties: Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry

Additional Specialties: Gerontology; gerontological social work

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Holly Nelson-Becker - Brunel University - Professor and  Division Lead

Holly Nelson-Becker

Introduction

Holly Nelson-Becker, PhD., LCSW, is Professor & Social Work Division Lead at Brunel University London. She is a Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work. Her PhD is from the University of Chicago and she obtained a MSW from Arizona State University. She is a recognized expert in social gerontology who has investigated the pathways to resilience and well-being in older adults. Her research areas focus on spirituality and aging with an emphasis on end-of-life concerns and diverse cultural expressions. She helped create US national standards for spiritual care in palliative care and is past Chair of the Interest Group on Religion, Spirituality, and Aging for the Gerontological Society of America where she is a Fellow. She served on the National Program Committee for the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work. The strengths perspective and positive psychological principles form the foundation for her research and teaching. Her book Religion, Spirituality, and Aging: Illuminations for Therapeutic Practice was published in 2017.

Primary Affiliation: Brunel University - Uxbridge, Middlesex , United Kingdom

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Education

Jan 1995 - Jan 1999
University of Chicago
PhD
Social Services Administration-Gerontology
Jan 1988
Arizona State University
MSW
School of Social Work

Experience

May 2017
Brunel University
Professor and Division Lead
Social Work Division

Publications

14Publications

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Exploring the loss and disenfranchised grief of animal care workers.

Death Stud 2019 Jan 18:1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

b College of Health and Life Sciences , Brunel University London , Uxbridge , UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2018.1519610DOI Listing
January 2019
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Remission from Depression in the DSM: Moving from Rhetoric to Restoration.

Clin Soc Work J 2018 28;46(3):220-227. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Social Work, Department of Clinical Sciences, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, UXBRIDGE, UB8 3PH UK.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10615-017-0635-4
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6061124PMC
June 2017
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What Constitutes a Good and Bad Death?: Perspectives of Homeless Older Adults.

Death Stud 2015 12;39(7):422-32. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

a School of Social Work, San Diego State University , San Diego , California , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2014.958629DOI Listing
April 2016
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Spirituality in end-of-life and palliative care: what matters?

J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 2013 ;9(2-3):112-6

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15524256.2013.794000DOI Listing
March 2014
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Does end-of-life decision making matter? Perspectives of older homeless adults.

Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2014 Mar 21;31(2):183-8. Epub 2013 Mar 21.

1San Diego State University School of Social Work, San Diego, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049909113482176DOI Listing
March 2014
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Spiritual well-being of people with psychiatric disabilities: the role of religious attendance, social network size and sense of control.

Community Ment Health J 2012 Apr 18;48(2):202-11. Epub 2011 Jan 18.

Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, School of Social Welfare, The University of Kansas, 1545 Lilac Lane, Lawrence, KS 66044-3184, USA.

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April 2012
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The repeated appeal to return home in older adults with dementia: developing a model for practice.

J Cross Cult Gerontol 2011 Mar;26(1):39-54

The University of Kansas Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis and School of Social Welfare, 1545 Lilac Lane, Lawrence, KS 66044-3184, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10823-010-9133-7DOI Listing
March 2011
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Korean older intimate partner violence survivors in North America: cultural considerations and practice recommendations.

J Women Aging 2009 ;21(3):213-28

Department of Social Welfare, Daejeon University, 96-3 Yongun-dong, Dong-gu, Daejeon, 300-716, South Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08952840903054773DOI Listing
June 2010
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Improving the quality of spiritual care as a dimension of palliative care: the report of the Consensus Conference.

J Palliat Med 2009 Oct;12(10):885-904

George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2009.0142DOI Listing
October 2009
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Responding to the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative: a multilevel community approach to building aging competency.

J Gerontol Soc Work 2007 ;50(1-2):59-74

Office of Aging and Long Term Care, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA.

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J083v50n01_05
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January 2008
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Evaluating hospice services for improvement: a manageable approach.

J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2007 ;21(2):17-26

School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, 66044-3184, USA.

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October 2007
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Voices of resilience: older adults in hospice care.

J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 2006 ;2(3):87-106

University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J457v02n03_07DOI Listing
May 2007
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Spiritual assessment in aging: a framework for clinicians.

J Gerontol Soc Work 2007 ;48(3-4):331-47

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March 2007
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Religion and coping in older adults: a social work perspective.

J Gerontol Soc Work 2005 ;45(1-2):51-67

University of Kansas, Lawrence 66044, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J083v45n01_04DOI Listing
July 2006
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San Diego State University

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The George Washington University

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University of Manitoba

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