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Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients

By Maurice Scott Fisher

Routledge – 2007 – 262 pages

Series: Haworth Social Work in Health Care

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Description

Develop a comprehensive understanding of cardiac disease process

Cardiovascular problems are on the rise in America. Care providers need to understand the overall clinical and statistical significance these life-changing events have to patients and families alike. Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients is a pragmatic guide that helps social workers and other psychosocial professionals develop and apply cardiac group work in a proactive and directed manner. This valuable text explores social group work with patients immediately recovering from a cardiac event—heart attack or failure, transplants, and implantable cardiac devices—as well the secondary effects of such events.

Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients helps social work and healthcare professionals develop a comprehensive understanding of the psychosocial aspect of cardiac care. In addition to examining the correlation between cardiac disease and depression and anxiety, looking at the emotional aspects of heart disease, and providing an overview of social work group care, this unique text details the four core social groups—cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducational, skill development, and interpersonal. Both fundamental and state-of-the-art, this comprehensive approach serves to enhance practice skills for immediate and constructive implementation.

Important topics discussed in Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients also include:

  • understanding adherence to cardiac health and psychosocial variables
  • suggestions for using basic social groups and their development
  • adherence issues associated with care
  • stress management
  • management of anger among patients
  • holistic affects of cardiac disease on patients and families
  • compliance, follow-up, and follow through
  • substance abuse
  • human sexuality
  • differences between support groups and social group work models
  • group leadership and co-leadership skills
  • and many more!
Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients is an asset as a pragmatic, relevant guide for development and actuation of both general social groups and specialty group treatment.

An accessible and practical stand-alone text, Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients is ideal for mental health and substance abuse social workers, counselors, cardiac nurse specialists, cardiac treatment staff, and students of social work.

Reviews

"…a straighforward read for social workers, mental health professionals in social work, psychology, nursing and other allied health fields…an excellent text for students…Fisher is comprehensive in his approach to cardiac issues in health and covered an amazing amount of relevant information in a very succinct space…this is certainly one book I will recommend to my social work students and other allied health professionals."

- G. Victoria Jackson, Families in Society: The Journal of Conteporary Social Services

Contents

  • Foreword (J. Hayden Hollingsworth)
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • General Prevalence Heart Statistics
  • General Cardiovascular Incidence Statistics
  • Cardiac Mortality Statistics
  • General Cardiac Risk Factor Statistics
  • Statistical Cost Factors
  • The Use of Social Group Work Models
  • Social Group Interventions Currently Used in Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 2. Correlation Between Cardiovascular Disease and Depression, Anger, and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Static and Dynamic Cardiovascular Disease Factor
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 3. Social Group Work and Cardiac Care
  • Introduction
  • Basic Social Groups for Use in Psychosocial Treatment of Cardiac Patients
  • Social Group Development and Phase-Specific Tasks
  • Stages of Social Group Treatment
  • Social Group Worker Leadership, Techniques, and Concepts
  • Rationale for Using Social Group Models with Cardiac Patients
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 4. Core Cardiac Social Work Group
  • Introduction
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Cardiac Group Therapy
  • Psychoeducational Groups
  • Skill-Development Groups
  • Interpersonal (Social) Groups
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 5. Adherence Issues Associated with Cardiac Care: A Social Group Work Model
  • Introduction
  • Rationale for Using the Social Group Work Model
  • Purpose/Goals
  • Functional Characteristics
  • Structural Characteristics
  • Group Leadership Skills
  • Clinical Techniques Utilized
  • Use of the Group-As-a-Whole
  • Expected Clinical Benefits and Outcomes
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 6. Social Work Group for Heart Attack Patients
  • Introduction
  • Risk Factors and Causes of Heart Attacks
  • Rationale for Using the Social Group Work Model
  • Purpose/Goals
  • Functional Characteristics
  • Structural Characteristics
  • Group Leadership Skills
  • Clinical Techniques Utilized
  • Expected Clinical Benefits and Outcomes
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 7. Social Group Work for Heart Failure Patients
  • Introduction
  • Rationale for Using the Social Group Work Model
  • Purpose/Goals
  • Functional Characteristics
  • Structural Characteristics
  • Group Leadership Skills
  • Clinical Techniques Utilized
  • Expected Clinical Benefits and Outcomes
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 8. Social Group Work with Patients with Implanted Cardiac Devices
  • Introduction
  • Rationale for Using the Social Group Work Model
  • Purpose/Goals
  • Functional Characteristics
  • Structural Characteristics
  • Group Leadership Skills
  • Clinical Techniques Utilized
  • Expected Clinical Benefits and Outcomes
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 9. Social Group Work with Heart Transplant Patients
  • Introduction
  • Rationale for Using the Social Group Work Model
  • Purpose/Goals
  • Functional Characteristics
  • Structural Characteristics
  • Group Leadership Skills
  • Clinical Techniques Utilized
  • Expected Clinical Benefits and Outcomes
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 10. Stress Management Social Work Group for Cardiac Patients
  • Introduction
  • Rationale for Using the Social Group Work Model
  • Purpose/Goals
  • Functional Characteristics
  • Structural Aspects
  • Group Leadership Skills
  • Clinical Techniques Utilized
  • Expected Clinical Benefits and Outcomes
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 11. Social Group Management of Anger Among Cardiac Patients
  • Introduction
  • Rationale for Using the Social Group Work Model
  • Purpose/Goals
  • Functional Characteristics
  • Structural Characteristics
  • Group Leadership Skills
  • Clinical Techniques Utilized
  • Expected Clinical Benefits and Outcomes
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 12. Cardiac Patient Substance Abuse Group
  • Introduction
  • Rationale for Using the Social Group Work Model
  • Most Problematic Drugs for Cardiac Patients
  • Purpose/Goals
  • Functional Characterist

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