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Handbook of Health Social Work

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-08-20
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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The updated third edition of the definitive text on health social work

Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of Handbook of Health Social Work is an authoritative text that offers a comprehensive review of the diverse field of health social work. With contributions from a panel of international experts in the field, the book is theory driven and solidly grounded in evidence-based practice. The contributors explore both the foundation of social work practice and offer guidance on effective strategies, policies, and program development.

The text provides information that is essential to the operations of social workers in health care including the conceptual underpinnings and the development of the profession. The authors explore the practice issues such as theories of health behavior, assessment, communication and the intersections between health and mental health. The authors also examine a wide range of examples of social work practices including settings that involve older adults, nephrology, oncology, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, genetics, end of life care, pain management and palliative care, as well as alternative treatments, and traditional healers. This is the only handbook of its kind to unite the body of health social work and:

•    Offers a wellness, rather than psychopathological perspective and contains treatment models that are evidence-based

•    Includes learning exercises, further resources, research suggestions, and life-course information.

•    Contains new chapters on topics such as international health, insurance and payment systems, and implementation of evidence-based practice

•    Presents information on emerging topics such as health policy in an age of reform, and genomics and the social environment 

•    Reviews new trends in social work and health care including genetics, trans-disciplinary care, and international, national, and state changes in policy  

Written for social work educators, administrators, students, and practitioners, the revised third edition of Handbook of Health Social Work offers in one volume the entire body of health social work knowledge.

Author Biography

SARAH GEHLERT, PHD, is Dean and University of South Carolina Educational Foundation Distinguished Professor, College of Social Work, University of South Carolina. She also is the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity Emerita at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Gehlert is the President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

TERI BROWNE, PHD, is Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Browne is the Co-Director for Interprofessional Education for the Health Sciences at the University of South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Robyn Golden

Acknowledgments xi

About the Editors xiii

List of Contributors xv

About the Companion Website xix

Introduction xxi

Part I The Foundations of Social Work in Health Care 1

1 The Conceptual Underpinnings of Social Work in Health Care 3
Sarah Gehlert

2 Social Work Roles and Healthcare Settings 21
Teri Browne

3 Ethics in Health Care 39
Kimberly Strom‐Gottfried

4 Global Health Social Work 71
In Han Song, Varda Soskolne, Zhang Zuojian, Teri Browne, and Johnston Wong

5 Public Health Social Work 93
Betty Ruth, Madi Knight Wachman, and Jamie Marshall

6 Health Policy and Social Work 119
Julie S. Darnell and Heidi L. Allen

7 Theories of Health Behavior 143
Sarah Gehlert and Trina Salm Ward

Part II Health Social Work Practice: A Spectrum of Critical Considerations 165

8 Community and Health 167
Sarah Kye Price and Christopher Masi

9 The Implementation of Integrated Behavioral Health Models 189
Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Gracelyn Cruden, Brianna M. Lombardi, Lexie R. Grove, Sheila V. Patel, and Byron J. Powell

10 Social Work Practice and Disability Issues 209
Teresa Moro and Rebecca Brashler

11 Translation of Evidence‐Based Practices in Health 229
Lawrence A. Palinkas and Sapna J. Mendon

12 Communication in Health Care 249
Sarah Gehlert, Seul Ki Choi, and Daniela B. Friedman

13 Religion, Belief, and Spirituality in Health Care 279
Panagiotis Pentaris

14 Developing a Shared Understanding: When Medical Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Approaches and Seek Integrative Systems 303
Penny B. Block

15 Families, Health, and Illness 331
John S. Rolland

Part III Health Social Work: Selected Areas of Practice 359

16 Social Work With Children and Adolescents with Medical Conditions 361
Barbara L. Jones, Casey Walsh, and Fayra Phillips

17 Social Work with Older Adults in Healthcare Settings 381
Shantha Balaswamy, Sang E. Lee, and Sadhna Diwan

18 Nephrology Social Work 411
Teri Browne, Joseph R. Merighi, Tiffany Washington, Tamara Savage, Cassidy Shaver, and Katie Holland

19 Oncology Social Work 441
Hee Yun Lee, Mi Hwa Lee, and Karen Kayser

20 Chronic Disease and Social Work: Diabetes, Heart Disease, and HIV/AIDS 463
Wendy Auslander, Donald Gerke, and Stacey Freedenthal

21 Social Work and Genetics 499
Allison Werner‐Lin, Maya H. Doyle, Shana Merrill, and Sarah Gehlert

22 Pain Management and Palliative Care 535
Terry Altilio, Shirley Otis‐Green, Susan Hedlund, and Iris Cohen Fineberg

23 End‐of‐Life Care 569
Yvette Colón and Stephanie P. Wladkowski

Index 587

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