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Social Work in Health Settings is a classic text for students and practitioners. It introduces social work students to a broad range of clients and provides an overview of many social work services in the health arena. This third edition is fully updated and includes 29 casebook chapters.
The most comprehensive book of its kind, Social Work in Health Settings presents a "practice in context" framework which is then applied in thirty-one casebook chapters, covering a great variety of health care settings from working with survivors of domestic violence through supporting people with HIV to services for military personnel.
Reflecting the enormous changes in policy, health care delivery, insurance systems, and the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions, this third edition features all new case chapters. Each chapter considers the impact of dimensions of context including policy, technology and organization on the client situation and then explores the key practice decisions that structure the helping relationship: the definition of the client; determining goals, objectives and contract; meeting place; use of time; strategies and interventions; stance of the social worker; use of resources outside of the social worker/client relationship; reassessment and evaluation; and transfer or termination.
This thought-provoking volume thoroughly integrates social work theory and practice, and provides an excellent opportunity for understanding particular techniques and interventions. In this era of managed care, downsizing, and moving away from hospital-based work, the approach taken in Social Work in Health Settings proves more salient than ever before.
Table of Contents
|List of figures||p. ix|
|List of tables||p. x|
|List of contributors||p. xi|
|Practice in context: the framework||p. 1|
|Individual and Family Work|
|Maternal and child health||p. 27|
|Fetal surgery: a new setting for social work intervention||p. 29|
|Intimate partner violence in the NICU||p. 40|
|Social work in a perinatal AIDS program||p. 50|
|Social work practice in an adolescent parenting program||p. 61|
|Children and youth||p. 73|
|Managing asthma from a social work perspective in a center for children with special health needs||p. 75|
|Social work in the pediatric endocrinology and diabetes clinic: fighting the new epidemic of type 2 diabetes in children||p. 85|
|Foster care for children with special health care needs||p. 97|
|Social work in a pediatric hospital: managing a medically complex patient||p. 108|
|Family-focused care of an adolescent with a burn: a multidisciplinary approach||p. 119|
|Longing to belong: finding a sense of acceptance and community at a Special Services School District||p. 129|
|Helping a man who had been living in a ventilator assistance facility to receive a new lung||p. 145|
|Following her lead: a measured approach to providing case management and mental health treatment to homeless adults||p. 156|
|Social work in a for-profit renal dialysis unit||p. 167|
|Returning veterans, traumatic brain injury, and Veterans' Administration services: A War Related Illness and Injury Study Center||p. 179|
|The elderly||p. 191|
|The case of Junior: a study of collaboration, boundaries, and use of self||p. 193|
|A framework for working with people with early-stage dementia: a relationship-focused approach to counseling||p. 203|
|Autonomy-friend or foe in the health care center: a social worker's perspective||p. 215|
|Geriatric social work in a community hospital: high-touch, low-tech work in a high-tech, low-touch environment||p. 225|
|Hospice services: the dilemmas of technology at the end of life||p. 235|
|Group, Program and/or Advocacy Work||p. 247|
|We Are Not Alone: a support group for loss after diagnosis of fetal anomaly||p. 249|
|Spina bifida and physical activity: group-centered care||p. 259|
|Group interventions for adults with HIV/AIDS: meeting the needs of Latino patients living with HIV/AIDS at a comprehensive care center in New York City||p. 269|
|Woman to Woman: a hospital-based support program for women with gynecologic cancer and their families||p. 280|
|The child and parent team approach: a Philadelphia interdepartmental collaborative to provide community-based services to at-risk mothers and newborns||p. 291|
|The Young Women's Program: a health and wellness model to empower adolescents with physical disabilities in a hospital-based setting||p. 304|
|The social worker on the genetic counseling team: a new role in social work oncology||p. 316|
|Camp Achieve: a week-long overnight camp for teens and preteens with epilepsy||p. 329|
|YOUR Blessed Health: a faith-based, community-based participatory research project to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections||p. 340|
|Amethyst: integrating tobacco dependence services with long-term alcohol and other drug addiction treatment for homeless and low-income women||p. 351|
|Advocacy and compensation programs for radiation exposure claimants||p. 363|
|Fighting cancer in India: implementing cancer control strategies at a national level||p. 374|
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