Family Health Social Work Practice: A Macro Level Approach

Family Health Social Work Practice: A Macro Level Approach

by John T. Pardeck
     
 

Pardeck and his contributors approach the topic of family health from a macro perspective. Family health is a holistic approach to treatment embracing aspects of family functioning not typically considered in other more traditional approaches to assessment and treatment. They place particular emphasis on the ecological context in which the family functions,

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Pardeck and his contributors approach the topic of family health from a macro perspective. Family health is a holistic approach to treatment embracing aspects of family functioning not typically considered in other more traditional approaches to assessment and treatment. They place particular emphasis on the ecological context in which the family functions, including the neighborhood, community, and other larger social systems.

Family health is defined as the development of, and continuous interaction among, the physical, mental, emotional, social, economic, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the family, that result in the holistic well-being of the family and its members. The chapters in the book are guided by a number of key premises, including (a) Family health social work practice is grounded in a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and treatment; (b) Family health is based in a systems-ecological approach to assessment and intervention because of the role that various systems play in the well-being of the family; (c) Family health views the family system as the most important system for promoting the growth and development of the person; (d) Family health social work practice requires close collaboration between social work practitioners and other professionals. Based on these basic premises, Pardeck focuses on the macro level issues of family health practice that include community intervention, policy and program development, and program administration. The book is an important resource for social work professionals, scholars, students, and other researchers involved with social work practice and human services.

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Community intervention, policy and program development, and program administration are among the macro level issues relating to family health practice addressed by social work researchers at a number of US universities. Their topics include family health in the social work literature, clinical instruments for assessing family health, an organizational model, social and economic justice, and adapting family health principles to a Hispanic migrant health care model. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865692961
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

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