"Double Trouble": The Lived Experience of Problem and Pathological Gambling in Later Life

About the Course:

Recent studies support the perception that seniors are largely responsible for the upsurge in gambling and the number of legalized gambling venues. Interestingly, these growing numbers of older gamblers appear to have different motivations for gambling than their younger counterparts. The objective of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore the lived experience of older adults who engage in problem or pathological gambling.

Journal/Publisher:

Journal of Gambling Issues

Publication Date:

Issue 14, September 2005

Course Material Author

Gary Nixon, Jason Solowoniuk, Brad Hagen, and Robert J. Williams

The authors are associated with the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about problem gambling in later life. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss current knowledge regarding gambling patterns and problems among older adults.

  2. Explain the methodology of the described study and the reasons for conducting it in the determined manner.

  3. Identify patterns and themes that emerged from the study results.

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Course Number 101343
2 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $13.94
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239 members have taken this course