Professional Social Work Education and Health Care

Author: Mildred D Mailick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136370601
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Education

Professional Social Work Education and Health Care responds to critical concerns about the educational preparation of social workers within the rapidly changing health care environment. Contributors address issues and questions of importance to educators who are contending with the multiple challenges of rapidly changing institutions, fiscal constraints, and service to populations with complex social health care needs. This coverage provides you with important visions of the future education of leaders in health care social work. The editors of Professional Social Work Education and Health Care present information that looks to the future in order to open the floor for communication among the leaders in health care social work settings. Chapters explain the context of social work practice, exploe current social work practice issues, and look into continuing education and fieldwork. In doing so, they give you valuable information about imprtant issues such as: changes in social work department structure and function in challenging economic times collaborative efforts and reciprocal relationships in education and training emergence of networks that will join forces with hospitals preparation for short-term, solution-based social work the remaining need for traditional, long-term social work frameworks and values the shift in ideology to viewing clients as consumers rather than patients modification of curriculum to focus on parenting, health education, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and wellness programs emergence of a model for post-master’s education field work in community-based health care placements versus inpatient hospital settings This book’s model for making education and practice responsive to each other and for responding to the needs for collaboration makes it a valuable resource for social work educators, practitioners, and clinicians in health and mental health; advanced gerontologists in academic and practice agencies; and teachers of policy and research in health concentrations in schools of social work. Professional Social Work Education and Health Care is an excellent ancillary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in social work practice in health and mental health and is a strong addition to reading lists for classes on social work with the aged, social work research in health care, and field work seminars in health and mental health.

Behavioral Social Work in Health Care Settings

Author: Gary Rosenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317826019
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Medical

An essential resource for social work professionals! As the focus of the health care industry shifts from predominantly hospital-based care to out-patient managed care, social workers must adapt to a new environment. Owing to changes driven by major advances in medical care knowledge, technology, and skill, new issues in ethics, practice, and policy have arisen. Behavioral Social Work in Health Care Settings addresses the impact that changing patterns in health care delivery have had (and will continue to have) on social work professionals, presenting a thoughtful collection of articles that combine research with practical experience. Behavioral Social Work in Health Care Settings looks at a range of critical issues facing health care social work professionals, including: building a social support system for the patient adopting a biopyschosocial approach to medical education evaluating social work interventions in health care addressing economic, quality-of-life, and ethical concerns of organ recipients maintaining a client-based focus on health care and also includes a study of the psychosocial needs of patients in a large urban medical center Required reading for social work administrators, practitioners, teachers, and students, Behavioral Social Work in Health Care Settings represents presentations from the Seventh Doris Siegel Memorial Colloquium, which called for the critical examination of changes in health care delivery brought about by financial pressures from government levels and private insurers.

Social Work in Health Settings

Author: Toba Schwaber Kerson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0789060183
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Health & Fitness

Widely used in social work and health care education courses, Social Work in Health Settings is the most comprehensive text of its kind. It introduces social work students to a range of clients and provides an overview of many social work settings and services in the health arena. If you're a practitioner, you'll find the book useful for examining and evaluating your practice. This second edition features 18 new chapters and chapter subjects and rewritten and updated versions of the 14 chapters which were part of the first edition. As a casebook, Social Work in Health Settings provides you with an excellent opportunity for understanding particular techniques and interventions. You'll find examples from expert practitioners in a variety of health settings and a thorough integration of social work theory and practice that eliminates the need to assign other supplements for undergraduate/graduate sequences in health care. The book will also help you promote discussions of issues that arise when working in particular settings and with certain populations. Social Work in Health Settings presents a framework called “practice in context,” developed as a tool for teaching and evaluation, that addresses the three dimensions of context thought to have the most direct consequences for the relationship between social worker and client--policy, technology, and organization. The framework is applied to 32 settings (ten more than the first edition!) drawn from services to children and/or families; acute and high-technology care; rehabilitation, long-term intervention and advocacy; mental health care; and care for the frail elderly and hospice care. Social Work in Health Settings enables you, as a social work professional, to understand the context in which your work with clients occurs, in order to interpret and influence the important dimensions of your client contact. This thought-provoking volume will also encourage educators and students to understand the decisions that affect the helping relationship so that the needs of clients can be evaluated and met properly. In this era of managed care, downsizing, and cost-cutting, the approach in Social Work in Health Settings proves more salient than ever before.

Future Issues for Social Work Practice

Author: Paul R. Raffoul
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: UOM:39015037805218
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Social Science

This text discusses issues and challenges for the future of social work practice. It covers the future of the social work profession; subsequent chapters focus on future issues in five major areas of social work practice: health care, mental health, children and families, gerontology, and political social work. Each chapter is organized around major controversial issues which is expected to be central to that field of practice in coming years. Topics include the use of technology, future social changes, ethnic diversity, political changes, changes in demography and population, the allocation of resources to social services, and the meaning of empowerment and social justice in the year 2000 and beyond.

Advances in Social Work

Author: Indiana University School of Social Work
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781412068444
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Social Science

Twenty-one social work top scholars describe different views of the future of social work in areas such as education, schools, families, disability, globalization. See the future of the profession today!

The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work Third Edition

Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826119438
Release Date: 2013-05-03
Genre: Social Science

This third edition of a best-selling social work text reflects the dramatic changes that have taken place in our health care environment since the second edition was published in 2004óand will likely continue to take place. It is a practical guide for social workers who must navigate our complex health care environment and accept new challenges while adapting to continual change. The book encompasses many facets of professional health care social work within the U.S. health care system, across key health care settings and with numerous different patient populations. The book is also a call to action for social workers, who today must not only be therapeutically effective but must be professionally competitive with other health care providers that claim similar treatment strategies and techniques. Permeating the third edition is a strong emphasis on the importance of developing best practices that are evidence-based, supportive, and ethically accountable while remaining time-limited and cost-effective. Each chapter contains a Glossary, Questions for Further Study, and a list of relevant websites. At the end of each chapter, a ìFuture Directionsî section helps social workers understand what to expect and how to prepare for changes in order to practice successfully. This third edition additionally encompasses updated professional profiles for diverse arenas of practice and is accompanied by an Instructorís Manual that provides a test bank, activities designed to enhance learning, and a sample syllabus. Completely new or updated sections examine: Mental health parity Changes in billing Evidence-based practice strategy Electronic record keeping and other advances in health technology Information related to the DSM-5 Protecting yourself legally in your documentation Protecting the privacy of the client Supervision in the health care setting The importance of teamwork and collaboration Social work in the military and VA settings Safety planning

Social Work Practice in Healthcare

Author: Karen M. Allen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483353180
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Genre: Social Science

Social Work Practice in Health Care by Karen M. Allen and William J. Spitzer is a pragmatic and comprehensive book that helps readers develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective health care social work practice, as well as an understanding of the technological, social, political, ethical, and financial factors affecting contemporary patient care. Packed with case studies and exercises, the book emphasizes the importance of being attentive to both patient and organizational needs, covers emerging trends in health care policy and delivery, provides extensive discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and addresses social work practice across the continuum of care.

Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society

Author: Barbara Berkman, DSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826197248
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Genre: Social Science

This book places significant issues related to the health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. By presenting the research of social work scholars, all experts in specific research areas, the editors clarify the value that social work brings to the larger realm of health care for older adults and their families. Special consideration is given to such issues as case management, urban, African-American elders, grandmothers raising grandchildren, aging persons with developmental disabilities, home health care, and more. For Further Information on Dr. Berkman, Please Click Here!

Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana

Author: Samuel Agyei-Mensah
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401787154
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Political Science

This book is the first compilation of its kind that brings together discussions of the evolution of scholarship in different branches of the Social Sciences. It presents a comprehensive multi-disciplinary text exploring the changing dynamics of the Social Sciences in Ghana, offering a broader perspective from which to view the evolution, theory, methods, substance and relevance of each of the Social Science disciplines and their multiple interfaces. The introduction and the conclusion are devoted to the theoretical, comparative and empirical debate over the Social Sciences from historical and analytical perspectives. Written by acknowledged experts, the 15 chapters span the following disciplines: Archaeology and Heritage Studies; History; Geography; Psychology; Sociology and Anthropology; Social Work; Economics; Political Science; International Affairs; Information Studies; Communication Studies; African Studies; Development Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies and Adult and Continuing Education. Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana offers sophisticated perspectives for comparing and appreciating the synergies, differences, trends and nuances among and between the Social Science disciplines in Ghana, in a holistic and scholarly manner.

Advancing Social Work Practice in the Health Care Field

Author: Gary Rosenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136565717
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Department of Social Work at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, this innovative and exciting book traces the growth of the social work mission and the development of vanguard social work programs at Mount Sinai. Leading social work educators and practitioners look at where the profession is today and speculate on where it might be going. Each article is new and original to this book, and each contributor is a distinguished representative from his specialty in the field. Advancing Social Work Practice in the Health Care Field, with its wealth of historical, practical, and theoretical information, reflects today’s state of the art in selected areas and should serve as an information source not only for practitioners and administrators, but also for educators who are committed to enhancing the social work services and the quality of social health care.

Social Work Values and Ethics

Author: Frederic G. Reamer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231535342
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Social Science

For more than a decade, teachers and practitioners have turned to Frederic G. Reamer's Social Work Values and Ethics for its comprehensive introduction to ethical decision making and practical guidance regarding professional misconduct. This new edition incorporates the legal and technological realities now facing individuals in the field, featuring a discussion of the ethical issues that arise from practitioner use of online services and social networking sites, as well as an overview of ethical standards that protect confidential information transmitted electronically. Reamer also adds a discussion on potential conflicts between ethical standards and legal guidelines and a section defining statutory law, regulatory law, case law, and constitutional law. He expands his coverage of boundary issues and dual relationships and includes new material exploring the complexities of practitioner self-disclosure and the challenges of living and working within small and rural communities. Revised content and case materials include an investigation into the ethics of practitioner engagement with social justice and advocacy, as well as updates to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. Reamer compares NASW's ethics to those of other human service professions, and he pursues an in-depth analysis of the relevance of cultural difference to ethical dilemmas and decision making.

Rural Social Work Practice

Author: Nancy Lohmann
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231129336
Release Date: 2008-03
Genre: Social Science

Featuring contributions from practitioners, researchers, and academics, this volume synthesizes and analyzes current trends in rural social work practice and considers the most effective ways to serve rural communities. Contributors consider the history and development of rural social work from its beginnings to the present day, addressing the value of the Internet and other new information technologies in helping clients. They also examine the effects of nonprofit organizations and welfare reform on poor rural areas. Coverage of specific client populations and fields of practice includes services for rural mental healthcare; the chronically mentally ill; healthcare for minorities; and the challenges faced by the elderly in rural areas. The contributors also consider issues affecting gays and lesbians living in rural communities and the role of religiosity and social support in the well-being of HIV/AIDS clients. The book concludes with a consideration of the unique issues associated with educating social workers for rural practice.