A Guide For Nursing Home Social Workers [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book clearly distinguishes the function of beginning nursing home social workers and provides information and resources essential for them. Topics covered include: assessment; the intake and discharge processes; interventions; resource allocation; medication; diagnosis and treatment of depression; dementias; and legal issues, ethics, and confidentiality agreements. Making the volume still more practical is a glossary of commonly used terms...

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A Guide For Nursing Home Social Workers

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Overview

This book clearly distinguishes the function of beginning nursing home social workers and provides information and resources essential for them. Topics covered include: assessment; the intake and discharge processes; interventions; resource allocation; medication; diagnosis and treatment of depression; dementias; and legal issues, ethics, and confidentiality agreements. Making the volume still more practical is a glossary of commonly used terms and abbreviations as well as a section of standardized forms and charts.


 


"A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers is an encyclopedia of nursing home practice issues with which social workers must become familiar. The book is essential reading for beginning and experienced social workers alike. It is also an outstanding text for courses that include content on practice in long term care."


--Patricia Brownell, PhD, CSW, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, New York

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826115317
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/27/2001
  • Series: Springer Series on Social Work
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Elise Beaulieu, MSW, ACSW, LICSW, a graduate of Boston College, is currently an Assistant Professor at North Shore Community College. She has served on the faculty at other colleges as well. She is presently the Chair of NASW's Nursing Home Committee and provides consultation social work services to area nursing facilities. She has over 25 years of geriatric and nursing home experience, including Visiting Nurses, housing, and social services in home care.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Social Work: Basic Orientation, Social Work in Nursing Facilities
  3. The Nursing Facility
  4. Surveys
  5. Diagnoses and Treatment
  6. Legal Representatives for Residents
  7. Ethics
  8. Community Liaisons
  9. Problems and Solutions

  10. Sample Forms

  11. Index Summary Afterword
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