Handbook of Health Social Work

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 20, 2006 - Political Science - 650 pages
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The Handbook of Health Social Work provides a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care. Written from a wellness perspective, the chapters cover the spectrum of health social work settings with contributions from a wide range of experts. The resulting resource offers both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development in proactive and actionable terms.

Three sections present the material:

The Foundations of Social Work in Health Care provides information that is basic and central to the operations of social workers in health care, including conceptual underpinnings; the development of the profession; the wide array of roles performed by social workers in health care settings; ethical issues and decision - making in a variety of arenas; public health and social work; health policy and social work; and the understanding of community factors in health social work.

Health Social Work Practice: A Spectrum of Critical Considerations delves into critical practice issues such as theories of health behavior; assessment; effective communication with both clients and other members of health care teams; intersections between health and mental health; the effects of religion and spirituality on health care; family and health; sexuality in health care; and substance abuse.

Health Social Work: Selected Areas of Practice presents a range of examples of social work practice, including settings that involve older adults; nephrology; oncology; chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS; genetics; end of life care; pain management and palliative care; and alternative treatments and traditional healers.

The first book of its kind to unite the entire body of health social work knowledge, the Handbook of Health Social Work is a must-read for social work educators, administrators, students, and practitioners.

  

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Contents

The Conceptual Underpinnings of Social Work in Health Care
3
Social Work Roles and HealthCare Settings
23
Ethics and Social Work in Health Care
43
Public Health and Social Work
70
Health Policy and Social Work
123
Community and Health
153
HEALTH SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE A SPECTRUM OF CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS
177
Theories of Health Behavior
179
HEALTH SOCIAL WORK SELECTED AREAS OF PRACTICE
415
Social Work with Older Adults in HealthCare Settings
417
Social Work Practice and Disability Issues
448
Nephrology Social Work
471
Oncology Social Work
507
Social Work and Chronic Disease Diabetes Heart Disease and HIVAIDS
532
Social Work and Genetics
568
EndofLife Care
615

Physical and Mental Health Interactions Assessment and Intervention
194
Communication in Health Care
252
Religion Spirituality and Health
282
Families Health and Illness
305
Human Sexuality and Physical Intimacy
335
Substance Use Problems in Health Social Work Practice
367
Pain Management and Palliative Care
635
Alternative Complementary and Integrative Medicine in a Conventional Setting
673
Afterword
709
Author Index
715
Subject Index
733
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TERI ARTHUR BROWNE, MSW, LSW, has been a nephrology social worker since 1995. She chairs the Council of Nephrology Social Workers, and coedits The Journal of Nephrology Social Work. She is a doctoral fellow at the School of Social Service Administration of The University of Chicago where she teaches in the health care concentration

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