A Guide For Nursing Home Social Workers

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Springer Publishing Company, Dec 27, 2001 - Social Science - 304 pages
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This book clearly distinguishes the function of beginning nursing home social workers and provides information and resources essential for them. Topics covered include: assessment; the intake and discharge processes; interventions; resource allocation; medication; diagnosis and treatment of depression; dementias; and legal issues, ethics, and confidentiality agreements. Making the volume still more practical is a glossary of commonly used terms and abbreviations as well as a section of standardized forms and charts.

"A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers is an encyclopedia of nursing home practice issues with which social workers must become familiar. The book is essential reading for beginning and experienced social workers alike. It is also an outstanding text for courses that include content on practice in long term care."

--Patricia Brownell, PhD, CSW, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, New York


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Part II Social Work in Nursing Facilities
Part III The Nursing Facility
Part IV Surveys
Part V Diagnoses and Treatment
Part VI Legal Representatives for Residents
Part VII Ethics
Part VIII Community Liaisons
Part IX Problems and Solutions
Part X Standardized Forms
Advocacy Research and the Nursing Home Social Worker
Glossary of Commonly Used Terms and Abbreviations

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About the author (2001)

Elise Beaulieu, PhD (c), MSW, ACSW, LICSW, is a nursing home social work consultant. Previously she was curriculum manager for the Institute for Geriatric Social Work, School of Social Work, Boston University, where she facilitated and developed interactive online courses for social service providers. She has also worked as a Director of Social Work at several nursing Massachusetts nursing facilities where she provided direct clinical social work to residents; supervised social workers and students, developed QA programs, and incorporated all state standards for nursing home social work. She has also held faculty positions at Quincy College, North Shore Community College, and she has been a visiting lecturer at Simmons College, Dean College, and Bridgewater University, Ms. Beaulieu is the Chair of NASW's Massachusetts Chapter, the Nursing Home Social Work Special Interest's Group (SIG). She oversees an annual Nursing Home Social Work conference and runs a number of related workshops on aging topics throughout the United States.

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