Handbook of Health Social Work by Sarah Gehlert, Teri Browne

By Sarah Gehlert, Teri Browne

The guide of well-being Social paintings offers a finished and evidence-based evaluate of latest social paintings perform in overall healthiness care. Written from a well being standpoint, the chapters hide the spectrum of overall healthiness social paintings settings with contributions from a variety of specialists. The ensuing source bargains either a origin for social paintings perform in wellbeing and fitness care and a consultant for approach, coverage, and software improvement in proactive and actionable terms.Three sections current the material:The Foundations of Social paintings in future health Care offers details that's easy and principal to the operations of social employees in healthiness care, together with conceptual underpinnings; the improvement of the occupation; the wide selection of roles played through social staff in well-being care settings; moral concerns and determination - making in a number of arenas; public health and wellbeing and social paintings; overall healthiness coverage and social paintings; and the certainty of group elements in wellbeing and fitness social work.Health Social paintings perform: A Spectrum of severe concerns delves into serious perform concerns comparable to theories of wellbeing and fitness habit; evaluation; potent conversation with either consumers and different participants of overall healthiness care groups; intersections among wellbeing and fitness and psychological healthiness; the results of faith and spirituality on health and wellbeing care; family members and health and wellbeing; sexuality in well-being care; and substance abuse.Health Social paintings: chosen components of perform provides a number of examples of social paintings perform, together with settings that contain older adults; nephrology; oncology; power ailments akin to diabetes, middle disorder, and HIV/AIDS; genetics; finish of lifestyles care; discomfort administration and palliative care; and substitute remedies and conventional healers.The first e-book of its variety to unite the total physique of future health social paintings wisdom, the instruction manual of healthiness Social paintings is a must-read for social paintings educators, directors, scholars, and practitioners.

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This impacted hospital social work services in two major ways: Hospitalization was seen as a failure of the system and every effort was made to avoid it; thus, those who were admitted were quite ill. Also, because hospitals were paid a specified rate, it was in their best interests to keep stays as short as possible. Because patients entered more ill and stayed for a shorter time, less comprehensive care could be provided in hospitals. , Coulton, 1988), many social work forces in hospitals were downsized or reconfigured during this period.

Social workers also could be found in state and local health departments and in federal agencies such as the Department of Defense. Social workers entered new health-care arenas such as preventive and emergency services. Techniques were added to the social work repertoire to address these new settings and arenas. Interventions appeared based on behavior, cognitive, family systems, crisis, and group work theories. Because health costs were growing at an alarming rate, the federal government began to institute measures to control costs.

As discussed in Chapter 1, however, the basic function of social work remains, and social workers’ roles today reflect their responsibility to treating the whole person by taking a biopsychosocial approach to intervention and care. Health social workers operate in a variety of environments and assume numerous roles in the design, delivery, and evaluation of care. Social workers facilitate linkages across organizational systems and professions to improve health care for both individuals and populations.

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