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Thoroughly revised and updated, this is the only comprehensive handbook of its kind covering the diverse field of health social work. Its evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care is written from a wellness perspective, covering the spectrum of health social work settings with contributions from a wide range of experts. Both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development, this handbook provides social work students and practitioners with the skills they need to use evidence-based models in their practice.

Author Biography

SARAH GEHLERT, PhD, is E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School of Social Work and the Department of Surgery (School of Medicine), Washington University in St. Louis. She is the Co-Director of the NIH-funded Transdisciplinary Center on Energetics and Cancer (TREC).

TERI BROWNE, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Centenary Faculty in Health Social Work Services Research in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on social work in health-care settings.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Foundations Of Social Work In Health Carep. 1
Conceptual Underpinnings of Social Work in Health Carep. 3
Social Work Roles and Health-Care Settingsp. 20
Ethics and Social Work in Health Carep. 41
Public Health and Social Workp. 64
Health Policy and Social Workp. 100
Theories of Health Behaviorp. 125
Health Social Work Practice: A Spectrum Of Critical Considerationsp. 141
Community and Healthp. 143
Physical and Mental Health: Interactions, Assessment, and Interventionsp. 164
Social Work Practice and Disability Issuesp. 219
Communication in Health Carep. 237
Religion, Spirituality, Health, and Social Workp. 263
Developing a Shared Understanding: When Medical Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Approachesp. 291
Families, Health, and Illnessp. 318
Human Sexual Healthp. 343
Health Social Work: Selected Areas Of Practicep. 371
Social Work With Children and Adolescents With Medical Conditionsp. 373
Social Work With Older Adults in Health-Care Settingsp. 392
Substance Use Problems in Health Social Work Practicep. 426
Nephrology Social Workp. 468
Oncology Social Workp. 498
Adherence and Mental Health Issues in Chronic Disease: Diabetes, Heart Disease, and HIV/AIDSp. 526
Social Work and Geneticsp. 557
Pain Management and Palliative Carep. 590
End-of-Life Carep. 627
Afterwordp. 643
About the Editorsp. 649
Author Indexp. 651
Subject Indexp. 677
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