Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care

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Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care presents practical, evidence-based information for health care professionals who provide care to older clients with high-risk health conditions. The book focuses on the economic and consumer contexts that shape social work practice and looks at how managed care and technology have transformed acute and life-threatening illnesses in to chronic conditions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789025678
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Revolution in Health Care Funding and Delivery
Controlling the Escalating Costs of Health Care
Changing the Structure of Health Care: What Happened on the Way to my Doctor?
The Changing Focus of Health Care Delivery
Changes in Government Funding for Faith-Based Organizations and Welfare
Ethical Considerations
The Influences of Managed Care on Practice
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups

Chapter 2. The Health Care Consumer Population
Increasing Longevity
The Diversification of Health Care Consumers
Chronic Illness
The Underinsured and the Uninsured
Health Conditions and Psychosocial Factors and Behaviors
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups

Chapter 3. Cultural Competence in Ambulatory Health Practice
What Is Culturally Competent Practice?
How Are Health Disparities Linked to Cultural Background?
A Framework for Understanding Cultural Background
Discussion questions and activities for individuals and small groups

Chapter 4. Social Work in Community-Based Health Care
What Is Social Work in Community-Based Health Care?
Advances in Communication Technology for Health Care Practice
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups

Chapter 5. Direct Practice in Community-Based Health Care
A Conceptual Process and a Tool for Critical Thinking
Perspectives, Concepts, and Theories for Direct Practice
Culturally Responsive Practice
Culturally Responsive Assessment
Evidence-Based Interventions
Ethical Dilemmas in Direct Practice
Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams
Coordinating an Individual Consumer’s Care
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups

Chapter 6. Practice on Behalf of Health Consumer Populations
What Is Practice on Behalf of Health Care Consumer Populations?
Concepts for Practice: Organizations, Communities, Health Care Populations, and Problems
Challenges in Interagency Practice on Behalf of Consumer Populations
Collaborations and Coalitions/Consortia
Health Promotion in Programs on Behalf of Consumer Groups
Leadership on Behalf of Consumer Groups: What Makes a Leader Effective?
Ethical Considerations
Applying the Concepts for Logic Modeling: A Community Program for Children with Asthma
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups

Chapter 7. Evaluating Practice and Programs in Ambulatory Health
Why Evaluate Social Work Practice?
How Is Direct Practice Evaluated? With a Single System Design, of Course!
How Are Programs in Community-Based Practice Evaluated?
How Are Data Analyzed?
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups

Appendix A. Exemplars of Innovative Programs in Ambulatory Health
Reaching Out to Latinas: Cultural Competence in an Ambulatory Health Program
Creatively Responding to the Needs of HIV/AIDS-Affected Children
Participatory Program Development in Perinatal Community Care
A Vision of Health Care for the Uninsured, Working Poor Made Manifest
Appendix B. Web Sites for Social Work in Community-Based Health Care
Appendix C. Culturally Related Assessment Topics and Questions
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