Social Work in Health Settings: Practice in Context / Edition 3

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The most comprehensive book of its kind, Social Work in Health Settings presents a "practice in context" framework which is then applied in 31 casebook chapters, covering a great variety of health care settings from working with surviors of domestic violence through supporting people with HIV to services for military personnel.

Reflecting the enormous changes in policy, health care delivery, insurance systems, and the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions, this third edition features all-new case chapters. Each chapter considers the impact on the client situation of dimensions of context-including policy, technology, and organization-and then explores the key practice decisions that structure the helping relationship:

definition of the client;

determining goals, objectives, and contract;

meeting place;

use of time;

Strategies and interventions;

Stance of the social worker;

use of resources outside of the social worker/client relationship;

reassessment and evaluation;

transfer or termination.

This thought-provoking volume thoroughly integrates social work theory and practice, and provides an excellent opportunity for understanding particular techniques and interventions. In this era of managed care, downsizing, and moving away from hospital-based work, the approach taken in Social Work in Health Settings proves more salient than ever before.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415778466
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/4/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 791,340
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Toba Schwaber Kerson, D.S.W, Ph.D., is Mary Hale Chase Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Judith L. M. McCoyd, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers University School of Social Work in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

List of figures ix

List of tables x

List of contributors xi

Acknowledgments xv

1 Practice in context: the framework Toba Schwaber Kerson 1

Part I Individual and Family Work

1.1 Maternal and child health 27

2 Fetal surgery: a new setting for social work intervention Martha G. Hudson 29

3 Intimate partner violence in the NICU Laurie Stewart Patricia A. Barry 40

4 Social work in a perinatal AIDS program Caryl Blackwood Judy Mason Virginia Walther 50

5 Social work practice in an adolescent parenting program Kathleen Rounds Tragi L. Wike Helen Dombalis 61

1.2 Children and youth 73

6 Managing asthma from a social work perspective in a center for children with special health needs Laura Boyd 75

7 Social work in the pediatric endocrinology and diabetes clinic: fighting the new epidemic of type 2 diabetes in children Helaine Ciporen 85

8 Foster care for children with special health care needs Kathleen Desmond Lori Hendrickson 97

9 Social work in a pediatric hospital: managing a medically complex patient Jennifer L. Fenstermacher 108

10 Family-focused care of an adolescent with a burn: a multidisciplinary approach Anne P. Hahn 119

11 Longing to belong: finding a sense of acceptance and community at a Special Services School District Wendy Emerson Hinch 129

1.3 Adults 143

12 Helping a man who had been living in a ventilator assistance facility to receive a new lung Regina Miller 145

13 Following her lead: a measured approach to providing case management and mental health treatment to homeless adults Annick Barker 156

14 Social work in a for-profit renal dialysis unit Betsy C. Blades 167

15 Returning veterans, traumatic brain injury, and Veterans' Administration services: A War Related Illness and Injury Study Center Patricia A. Findley 179

1.4 The elderly 191

16 The case of Junior: a study of collaboration, boundaries, and use of self Renee C. Cunningham-Ginchereau Carol Perrot 193

17 A framework for working with people with early-stage dementia: a relationship-focused approach to counseling Phyllis Braudy Harris Kathleen "Casey" Durkin 203

18 Autonomy-friend or foe in the health care center: a social worker's perspective Jennifer Bell 215

19 Geriatric social work in a community hospital: high-touch, low-tech work in a high-tech, low-touch environment Sarah L. Maus 225

20 Hospice services: the dilemmas of technology at the end of life Michelle K. Brooks 235

Part 2 Group, Program and/or Advocacy Work 247

21 We Are Not Alone: a support group for loss after diagnosis of fetal anomaly Judith L. M. Mccoyd 249

22 Spina bifida and physical activity: group-centered care Kim Lyons Garver 259

23 Group interventions for adults with HIV/AIDS: meeting the needs of Latino patients living with HIV/AIDS at a comprehensive care center in New York City Vanessa Norris 269

24 Woman to Woman: a hospital-based support program for women with gynecologic cancer and their families Arden Moulton 280

25 The child and parent team approach: a Philadelphia interdepartmental collaborative to provide community-based services to at-risk mothers and newborns Nick Claxton Bozena Lamparska Katherine C. Maus 291

26 The Young Women's Program: a health and wellness model to empower adolescents with physical disabilities in a hospital-based setting Nancy Xenakis 304

27 The social worker on the genetic counseling team: a new role in social work oncology Susan A. Scarvalone Julianne S. Oktay Jessica scott Kathy J. Helzlsouer 316

28 Camp Achieve: a week-long overnight camp for teens and preteens with epilepsy Emily Beil Duffy Sue Livingston 329

29 YOUR Blessed Health: a faith-based, community-based participatory research project to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections Kevin J. Robinson Bettina Campbell Tamara Campbell 340

30 Amethyst: integrating tobacco dependence services with long-term alcohol and other drug addiction treatment for homeless and low-income women Gretchen Clark Hammond Barbra Teater Shauna P. Acquavita 351

31 Advocacy and compensation programs for radiation exposure claimants Susan E. Dawson Gary E. Madsen 363

32 Fighting cancer in India: implementing cancer control strategies at a national level Navami Naik 374

Index 385

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