Handbook of Health Social Work
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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The Conceptual Underpinnings of Social Work in Health Care
Social Work Roles and HealthCare Settings
Ethics and Social Work in Health Care
Public Health and Social Work
Health Policy and Social Work
Community and Health
HEALTH SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE A SPECTRUM OF CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Theories of Health Behavior
HEALTH SOCIAL WORK SELECTED AREAS OF PRACTICE
Social Work with Older Adults in HealthCare Settings
Social Work Practice and Disability Issues
Nephrology Social Work
Oncology Social Work
Social Work and Chronic Disease Diabetes Heart Disease and HIVAIDS
Social Work and Genetics
Physical and Mental Health Interactions Assessment and Intervention
Communication in Health Care
Religion Spirituality and Health
Families Health and Illness
Human Sexuality and Physical Intimacy
Substance Use Problems in Health Social Work Practice