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Edna Naito-Chan - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Edna Naito-Chan Edna Naito-Chan

Adjunct Lecturer | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Edna Naito-Chan is an expert in qualitative social research, social policy, and social theory.


Edna Naito-Chan is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Adults and Healthy Aging at University of Southern California.

Education (1)

University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D. 2005

Areas of Expertise (4)

Social Theory.

Qualitative Social Research

Adults and Healthy Aging

Social Policy

Industry Expertise (3)

Mental Health Care


Health and Wellness


Research Articles & Publications (1)

Identifying Competencies for Geriatric Social Work Practice Journal of Gerontological Social WorkF

Edna Naito-Chan, Joann Damron-Rodriguez & W. June Simmons

2005 Despite the escalating demand for geriatric social work services to meet the comprehensive needs of a growing number of older persons and their families, no commonly accepted, gerontological knowledge-based skills-or competencies-have been identified for social workers to possess to effectively serve older clients. This inquiry examined the responses of consumers and providers of geriatric social work concerning geriatric social work competencies.

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