A Guide For Nursing Home Social Workers

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Springer Publishing Company, 2002 - Medical - 288 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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Contents

Introduction to Social Work in Nursing Facilities
3
The Changing Face of Nursing Home Social Work
10
Basic Orientation
19
The New Social Worker
32
Legal Auspices of Social Work
39
Consultation in the Nursing Home
54
PreAdmission and Admissions to Nursing Facilities
61
OBRAThe Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
72
Legal Representatives
163
Finances in the Nursing Home
171
Ethics
181
Abuse Neglect and Mistreatment
189
Confidentiality
198
Sexuality
205
Community Services
213
Funeral Arrangements
224

Transfer and Discharge
78
Room Changes
87
The MDS and Social Workers
97
InServices for Facility Staff
106
State Surveys and JCAHO Surveys
115
The LongTerm Care Ombudsman Program
125
Dementia
133
Antipsychotic Medication
143
Groups in Nursing Facilities
155
Troubles in Paradise
231
Initial Social Service History and Assessment Form
239
Notices for Transfer or Discharge
247
Community Discharge Plan Form
254
Quarterly Social Service Note Form
269
Social Service Job Description Sample
275
Advocacy Research and the Nursing Home
282
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