The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work: Professional Practice in Managed Behavioral Health Care, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Updated and revised, this text advocates a proactive stance for health care social workers, as a practical guide that addresses the principles of practice in our current health care environment.

With the advent of numerous health care changes, such as managed health care with its focus on behaviorally-based outcomes and objectives, this volume illustrates the new face of health care social work. This comprehensive text is full of practice-oriented tips, professional profiles in diverse arenas (emergency room, home care, case management, and hospice), questions for further study, and Website resources in each chapter. It will help prepare social workers for the practice change needed in order to become viable clinical practitioners.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826181459
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/12/2003
  • Series: Springer Series on Social Work Series, #42
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sophia F. Dziegielewskiis a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati (UC). She is Editor of the Journal of Social Service Research and has been published in over 119 publications, including 7 textbooks, 79 articles, and numerous book chapters. Ms. Dziegielewski is the recipient of several awards and has presented at more than 400 workshops and other venues. Throughout her academic, administrative, and practice career she has been active in research and the protection of human subjects, specializing in the area of health and mental health. She has also been active in clinical practice, maintaining a current license in her field as well as serving as an expert witness in the courts.

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Table of Contents

  1. Preface
    Part I. Understanding the Practice of Health Care Social Work
  2. Changing Face of Health Care Social Work
  3. Evolution of the "New" Health Care Social Work
  4. Many Faces of Social Work Practice
  5. Standards, Values and Ethics in Clinical Health Care Practice

  6. Part II. Foundation Skills Necessary in Today's Health Care Environment
  7. Concepts Essential to Clinical Practice
  8. Practice Strategy: Considerations and Methods for Health Care Social Workers
  9. Documentation and Record Keeping in the Health Care Setting
  10. Health and Mental Health Assessment

  11. Part III. Fields of Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings
  12. Practice of Social Work in Acute Health Care Settings
  13. Long-term Health Care and Restorative Health Settings
  14. New Horizons: Health and Wellness Counseling

  15. Part IV. Special Topics and Exemplars in Clinical Health Care Practice
  16. Emergency Room Social Work Services
  17. Case Management and Discharge Planning
  18. Home Care Social Work
  19. The Roles and Services Provided by the Hospice Social Worker
  20. Social Work in Long Term Care Facilities
  21. Children with Chronic and Life Threatening Illness
  22. Shaken Baby Syndrome
  23. Complementary Therapies: Tips and techniques for Health care Social Workers

  24. Part V. Conclusion
  25. Health care Social Work: A Product of Political and Cultural Times
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