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Social Work in the Health Field : a Care Perspective, Second Edition.

Author: Lois A Cowles
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
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Use your social work skills to advocate for more effective health care! Social Work in the Health Field: A Care Perspective, Second Edition updates this comprehensive guide to social work practice and policy issues in the health field. An easy-to-use textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses and a practical guide for social work practitioners, the book will help you meet the demands of the growing population  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cowles, Lois A.
Social Work in the Health Field : A Care Perspective, Second Edition.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lois A Cowles
ISBN: 9781136413162 1136413162
OCLC Number: 817887427
Description: 1 online resource (427 pages)
Contents: Cover; Social Work in the Health Field : A Care Perspective; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; SECTION I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW; Chapter 1 Orientation to Social Work in the Health Field; HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND DEVELOPMENT; THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES; HUMAN DIVERSITY AND BEHAVIOR; INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK; OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS; SOCIAL WORKER FUNCTIONS AND CLIENT PROBLEMS; SUMMARY; Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Health Care Social Work Practice; KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS; VALUES AND ETHICS CONSIDERATIONS; SKILL REQUIREMENTS. DIMENSIONS OF HELPINGSUMMARY; SECTION II: SETTINGS AT THE THREE LEVELS OF INTERVENTION; Chapter 3 Social Work in Primary Care Settings; HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES; INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK; ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS; CLIENT PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL WORKER FUNCTIONS; KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS; VALUES AND ETHICS CONSIDERATIONS; SKILL REQUIREMENTS; HELPING INTERVENTIONS; COMMENTARY; Chapter 4 Social Work in Hospitals; HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES; HUMAN DIVERSITY RELEVANCE; INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK; ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS. CLIENT PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL WORKER FUNCTIONSKNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS; VALUES AND ETHICS CONSIDERATIONS; SKILL REQUIREMENTS; HELPING INTERVENTIONS; COMMENTARY; Chapter 5 Social Work in Home Health Care/Home Care; HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES; HUMAN DIVERSITY RELEVANCE; INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK; ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS; CLIENT PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL WORKER FUNCTIONS; KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS; VALUES AND ETHICS CONSIDERATIONS; SKILL REQUIREMENTS; COMMENTARY; Chapter 6 Social Work in Nursing Homes; HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES; HUMAN DIVERSITY RELEVANCE. INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORKORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS; CLIENT PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL WORKER FUNCTIONS; KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS; VALUES AND ETHICS CONSIDERATIONS; HELPING INTERVENTIONS; COMMENTARY; Chapter 7 Social Work in Hospice Care; HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES; HUMAN DIVERSITY RELEVANCE; INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK; ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS; CLIENT PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL WORKER FUNCTIONS; KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS; VALUES AND ETHICS CONSIDERATIONS; SKILL REQUIREMENTS; COMMENTARY; SECTION III: HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY AND FINANCING. Chapter 8 U.S. Health Care System Strengths and ProblemsDESCRIPTION AND ASSESSMENT OF THE SYSTEM; MANAGED CARE; SUMMARY; Chapter 9 A Vision of Future Social Work Practice in Health Care; INTRODUCTION; EMERGING TRENDS IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY; IMPLICATIONS; CONCLUSION; References; Index.

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Use your social work skills to advocate for more effective health care! Social Work in the Health Field: A Care Perspective, Second Edition updates this comprehensive guide to social work practice and policy issues in the health field. An easy-to-use textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses and a practical guide for social work practitioners, the book will help you meet the demands of the growing population of clients in nursing homes or hospice care and for the decline of traditional hospital-based social work. Complete with an instructor's manual to help you facilitate lectures, class.

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