Social Work Practice in Community-based Health Care

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-06-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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As a result of escalating costs, the focus of health care in the United States has shifted from inpatient, hospital-based care to outpatient care in the community. Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care is a comprehensive guide to the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective and efficient practice within a managed-care context that's focused on a diversified, aging consumer population and high-risk health conditions. This unique book examines the essential elements of community health practice, including logic modeling for planning and evaluation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of technology and telemedicine in social work practice.

Author Biography

Goldie Kadushin is Associate Professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
The Context of Community-Based Health Care
The Revolution in Health Care Funding and Deliveryp. 3
Introductionp. 3
Controlling Escalating Costs of Health Carep. 4
The Changing Structure of Health Care Deliveryp. 8
The Changing Focus of Health Care Deliveryp. 10
Changes in Government Funding for Faith-Based Organizations and Welfarep. 12
Ethical Considerationsp. 15
The Influences of Managed Care on Practicep. 19
Summaryp. 21
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groupsp. 22
Glossaryp. 22
The Health Care Consumer Populationp. 25
Introductionp. 25
Increasing Longevityp. 26
The Diversification of Health Care Consumersp. 27
Chronic Illnessp. 30
The Underinsured and the Uninsuredp. 41
Health Conditions and Psychosocial Factors and Behaviorsp. 44
Summaryp. 45
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groupsp. 45
Glossaryp. 46
Cultural Competence in Ambulatory Health Care Practicep. 49
Introductionp. 49
What Is Culturally Competent Practice?p. 50
What Are "Culture" and "Cultural Background"?p. 52
How Are Health Disparities Linked to Cultural Background?p. 53
A Framework for Understanding Cultural Backgroundp. 54
Summaryp. 79
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groupsp. 80
Glossaryp. 80
Social Work in Community-Based Health Carep. 83
Introductionp. 83
What Is Social Work in Community-Based Health Care?p. 85
Settings for Social Work Practice in Ambulatory Community Health Carep. 90
Advances in Communication Technology for Health Care Practicep. 99
Summaryp. 102
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groupsp. 103
Glossaryp. 103
Culturally Responsive Practice in Ambulatory Health Care
Direct Practice in Community-Based Health Carep. 107
Introductionp. 107
A Conceptual Process and a Technique for Critical Thinkingp. 108
Perspectives, Concepts, and Theories for Direct Practicep. 110
Culturally Responsive Practicep. 112
Culturally Responsive Assessmentp. 115
Evidence-Based Interventionsp. 121
Ethical Dilemmas in Direct Practicep. 137
Interdisciplinary Health Care Teamsp. 139
Coordinating an Individual Consumer's Carep. 142
Summaryp. 145
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groupsp. 145
Glossaryp. 146
Practice on Behalf of Health Care Consumer Populationsp. 147
What Is Practice on Behalf of Health Care Consumer Populations?p. 147
Concepts for Practice: Organizations, Communities, Health Care Populations, and Problemsp. 149
Challenges in Interagency Practice on Behalf of Consumer Populationsp. 160
Collaborations and Coalitions/Consortiap. 162
Health Promotion in Programs on Behalf of Consumer Groupsp. 169
Leadership on Behalf of Consumer Groups: What Makes a Leader Effective?p. 171
Ethical Considerationsp. 173
Applying the Concepts for Logic Modeling of a Community Program for Children with Asthmap. 174
Summaryp. 111
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groupsp. 177
Glossaryp. 178
Evaluating Practice and Programs in Ambulatory Health Carep. 181
Why Evaluate Social Work Practice?p. 181
How Is Direct Practice Evaluated?p. 182
How Are Programs in Community-Based Practice Evaluated?p. 188
How Are Data Analyzed?p. 191
Summaryp. 195
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groupsp. 196
Glossaryp. 196
Exemplars of Innovative Programs in Ambulatory Health Carep. 201
Backgroundp. 201
Reaching Out to Latinas: Cultural Competence in an Ambulatory Health Care Programp. 201
Creatively Responding to the Needs of HIV/AIDS-Affected Childrenp. 202
Participatory Program Development in Perinatal Community Carep. 203
A Vision of Health Care for the Uninsured, Working Poor Made Manifestp. 204
Web Sites for Social Work in Community-Based Health Carep. 207
General Health Topics and Informationp. 207
Specific Diseases or Health Conditionsp. 209
Major Health Care Organizationsp. 215
Health and Minority Populationsp. 216
Geneticsp. 218
Specifically for Social Workersp. 219
Assessment/Measurement Tools and Instrumentsp. 219
Culturally Related Assessment Topics and Questionsp. 221
Spiritual Orientationp. 221
Health Beliefsp. 221
Family Structure, Authority, and Rolesp. 221
Acculturationp. 222
Social Rules and Valuesp. 222
Referencesp. 223
Indexp. 245
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