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Social Work in Health Care

A Handbook for Practice

By Kay Davidson

Routledge – 1990 – 968 pages

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    February 12th 1990
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Description

Here is an outstanding reference book of major readings in the field of social work in health care. Practitioners, educators, researchers, and students can use this landmark two-part volume to review dominant themes and critical issues in today’s practice environment and to understand the evolution of current trends and emerging policies and programs.

In this one desktop source book, hundreds of references relevant to the health care social work field are immediately accessible. Education, policy, practice, and research issues integral to social work’s expanding role in health care are the main focus, with each chapter highlighting a theme of enduring importance to the field. Other outstanding articles related to the chapter’s theme are cited in the appendix to each chapter which also includes a selected bibliography of suggested topical readings. Comprehensive new book filled with information vital to social workers in the health care field!

  • Over 900 pages of scholarly articles by the foremost social work leaders in health care!
  • 9 categories embrace the range of social work activity in the health care field!
  • Exciting new ideas and practical suggestions for everyday dilemmas!
  • Hundreds of references immediately accessible in one desktop source!
  • Selected bibliography of topical headings provides sources for even more relevant articles!
  • A MUST HAVE volume for instructors and students!

    Deepen your understanding of all aspects of social work practice in health care with this superb volume! Here is an outstanding reference book of major readings in the field of social work in health care. Practitioners, educators, researchers, and students can use this landmark two-part volume to review dominant themes and critical issues in today’s practice environment and to understand the evolution of current trends and emerging policies and programs. Social Work in Health Care makes hundreds of references relevant to the health care social work field immediately accessible in this one desktop source book. Education, policy, practice, and research issues integral to social work’s expanding role in health care are the main focus, with each chapter highlighting a theme of enduring importance to the field. Other outstanding articles related to the chapter’s theme are cited in the appendix to each chapter which also includes a selected bibliography of suggested topical readings.

    Find answers and ideas for everyday dilemmas in this all-inclusive, information-packed volume!

    Social workers practicing in the rapidly expanding health care field call upon a repertoire of skills to fulfill a variety of functions including direct patient care and contact with patients’families, education, and influencing organizational policies on their clients’behalf. The in-depth scholarship and the diversity of multiple approaches to health care social work, as presented in Social Work in Health Care, will have a strong impact on the field. Through the intertwining network of education, policy, practice, and research issues in the book, and professsional discussion of those topics, a beginning point exists from which social workers can develop principles to guide their social work activities in the medical and health fields.

Contents

Contents Preface

  • Part 1: Health Care Social Work: History and Contemporary Issues
  • Introduction
  • Social Work in Health Settings: A Historical Review
  • The Role of Social Workers in Medical Education: A Historical Perspective
  • Hyman J. Weiner’s Use of Systems and Population Approaches: Their Relevance to Social Work Practice in Health Care Today
  • An Ecological Perspective on Social Work Practice in Health Care
  • Social Work in Health Settings
  • Commentary
  • Additional Readings
  • Part 2: Working With Patients and Families
  • Introduction
  • Psychosocial Responses to Traumatic Physical Disability
  • The Impact of Severe Illness on the Individual and Family: An Overview
  • The Social Nature of Chronic Disease and Disability
  • Families, Transitions, and Health: Another Look
  • Social Work in Home Dialysis: Responding to Trends in Health Care
  • The Anatomy of Discharge Planning
  • Evolving Social Work Roles in Health Care: The Case of Discharge Planning
  • Commentary
  • Additional Readings
  • Part 3: Research and Evaluation
  • Introduction
  • Social Work Services as a Component of Palliative Care With Terminal Cancer Patients
  • Family Coping With the Crisis of Heart Attack
  • Evaluation of Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings
  • Commentary
  • Additional Readings
  • Part 4: Working With Colleagues
  • Introduction
  • The Interprofessional Team as a Small Group
  • A Multimodel Approach to Collaborative Practice in Health Settings
  • Diagnosing the Hospital Team
  • The Impact of Illness on Patients and Families: Social Workers Teach Medical Students
  • A Gerontology Internship Program for Medical Students
  • Commentary
  • Additional Readings
  • Part 5: Developing Programs and Delivering Services
  • Introduction
  • A Systems Approach to the Provision of Social Work Services in Health Settings
  • A Preventive Program for Bereaved Families
  • The Short-Term Treatment of Depression of Physically Ill Hospital Patients
  • Terminal Cancer: A Challenge for Social Work
  • The Case of Ann: A Sleep Disturbance in a 3-Year-Old Child
  • Family Treatment in the Health Setting: The Need for Innovation
  • Social Work Groups in Health Settings: Promises and Problems
  • The Legacy of the Group: A Study of Group Therapy With a Transient Membership
  • Rehabilitation After Mastectomy: The Group Process
  • Commentary
  • Additional Readings
  • Part 6: Professional Authority, Autonomy, and Accountability
  • Introduction
  • A Social Work Department Develops and Tests a Screening Mechanism to Identify High Social Risk Situations
  • The Impact of Early and Comprehensive Social Work Services on Length of Stay
  • Myocardial Infarction Patients in the Acute Care Hospital: A Conceptual Framework for Social Work Intervention
  • Medical Handmaidens or Professional Colleagues: A Survey of Social Work Practice in the Pediatrics Departments of Twenty-Eight Teaching Hospitals
  • Initiation of a Quality Assurance Program for Social Work Practice in a Teaching Hospital
  • Clinical Social Work With Young Adult Inpatients: Perspectives of Patients, Parents, and Clinicians
  • Predicting Patterns of Social Work Staffing in Hospital Settings
  • A Survey of Patient and Family Satisfaction With Social Work Services
  • Commentary
  • Additional Readings
  • Part 7: Special Populations and Contexts
  • Introduction
  • Social Work and Alzheimer’s Disease: Psychosocial Management in the Absence of Medical Cure
  • Social Work and AIDS
  • Developing Responsiveness to the Health Needs of Hispanic Children and Families
  • Factors Affecting Coping of Adolescents and Infants on a Reverse Isolation Unit
  • Trauma Centers: A New Dimension for Hospital Social Work
  • The Intensive Care Unit: Social Work Intervention With the Families of Critically Ill Patients
  • Social Work and Primary Health Care: An Integrative Approach
  • Co

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