Behavioral and Social Sciences in 21st Century Health Care: Contributions and Opportunities : Papers from the Eighth Doris Siegel Memorial Colloquium

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Haworth Social Work Practice Press, 2001 - Medical - 109 pages
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The most current information--in the words of the top men in their fields

In this unique book, the leaders of the major United States Institutions--the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse--present intriguing statements on the future of behavior science on health care practices. Alan Leshner, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discusses the present and future state of the art in drug abuse and addiction research. Enoch Gordis, Director of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, talks about the history of alcohol research, the MATCH program, the genetics of alcoholism, and exciting new directions for future research, such as anti-craving medicines.

In addition, other valuable chapters contribute insightful observations on the state of contemporary practice in health care, such as:
  • a social work perspective on end-of-life care legislation
  • the myths and realities of prevention principles
  • the factors that determine college students'immunization status
  • ways to integrate social work, social sciences, and health interventions
  • a tribute to social/health services pioneer Doris Siegel

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