Social Work Practice in Healthcare: Advanced Approaches and Emerging Trends

Social Work Practice in Healthcare: Advanced Approaches and Emerging Trends

By: William J. Spitzer (author), Karen Marie-Neuman Allen (author)Paperback

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This pragmatic and comprehensive book helps readers develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary for effective health care social work practice, as well as an understanding of the technological, social, political, ethical and financial factors affecting contemporary patient care. Packed with case studies and exercises, the book emphasizes the importance of being attentive to both patient and organizational needs, covers emerging trends in health care policy and delivery, provides extensive discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and addresses social work practice across the continuum of care.

About Author

Karen M. Allen, PhD, LCSW, received her bachelor's degree in social psychology from Oakland University, her MSW in social work administration, and her PhD in education from Wayne State University. She has nearly 20 years of experience in health care as a medical social worker, department director, and administrator. Her clinical practice involved working with individuals and families affected with severe illnesses and traumas, including burns, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, cancer, and strokes. Most recently her clinical work and research has been in trauma-infused cognitive behavioral therapy especially as it relates to women who are recovering from interpersonal violence. Dr. Allen is a co-author with Danielle Wozniak of Surviving Domestic Violence and has written over 30 publications including peer-reviewed papers, books, book chapters, and other publications. She is currently professor and director of the social work program at Indiana University Bloomington. She serves on the editorial review boards for Social Work in Health Care, Social Work in Mental Health, and Advances in Social Work, is a licensed clinical and macro-practice social worker, and teaches practice, policy, and research. William J. Spitzer, PhD, DCSW, earned his doctorate in social work and business administration from the University of Illinois. His 30 year career appointments include Virginia state manager of licensing operations and department director of social work services for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) hospitals/clinics, Oregon Health & Science University hospitals/clinics, and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System. He serves as the National Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care publications editor, was society president in two states, and on the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) board of directors. Dr. Spitzer received the national Hy Weiner Social Work Leadership Award, Virginia and Oregon leadership awards, and had his department honored as Best Health System Patient Care Department by VCU hospitals. Dr. Spitzer was clinical associate professor at VCU, with prior appointments at Portland State University and the University of Illinois. He has 40 publications, served on multiple Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation teams and journal editorial boards, and edits the expanding eleven-volume Exemplars in Health Care Social Work Practice texts.

Contents

Introduction to Social Work Practice in Healthcare Chapter 1: The Historical and Contemporary Context for Healthcare Social Work Practice Introduction Evolution of medical social work practice Historical context of health care in the United States Public health in the United States Early efforts to nationalize health care in the United States Contemporary health care reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 2: The Organizational Context of Health Care Social Work Practice Introduction Health care organizations Social work challenges in contemporary health care organizations The advent of managed health care The PPACA and Accountable Care Organizations The health care system as a continuum Continuum components, focus of care and social work services Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 3: Knowledge and Theoretical Foundations of Health Care Social Work Practice Introduction The changing health care system Definitions of health, wellness, disease and disability The medical model of practice Health condition adjustment: Patient/family counseling A theoretical framework for intervention Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 4: Health Care Social Work Practice Skills and Competencies Introduction Definition of health care social work practice The roles and functions of health care social work practice The helping process applied to health care social work practice Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 5: Values and Ethics of Health Care Social Work Introduction Social work values Ethical dilemmas Ethical decision-making Ethics Committees Challenges Opportunities Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 6: Practice-Based Research in Health Care Social Work Introduction Evidence-based practice From research to quality improvement Practice based evaluation Best practice in evaluation design Evaluative designs Outcome findings and quality evaluation Creating a positive culture for evaluation Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Part 2: Advanced Approaches and Emerging Trends Chapter 7: Chronic Illness: Issues and Interventions Introduction Health disparities and associated costs of chronic illness Biopsychosocial assessment of health needs and services Social work role in care coordination Facilitating adherence to medical regimens The impact of chronic illness on family functioning Special considerations: Chronic illness in childhood Chronic diseases overview Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 8: Transitional Planning Across the Continuum of Care Introduction Discharge planning through the continuum of care Interprofessional care coordination Medical "gatekeepers" Preadmission planning Transitional care planning The role of social work in long-term care Alternatives to nursing home care Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 9: Social Work Practice in Oncology, Palliative Care and End of Life Care Introduction Eolution of cancer care Survivability factors Cultural issues Current trends in psychosocial care: Functions and roles Psychosocial screening and assessment Depression and anxiety in cancer patients Characteristics of oncology social work practice Patient and family intervention Summary: The challenge of oncology practice Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 10: Community Health and Health Promotion Introduction Theoretical framework Skills and competencies Values and ethics Health promotion and wellness models Cultural considerations Role of social work in community and public health Emerging trends Challenges Opportunities Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 11: Gerontological Health Care Social Work Practice a. Introduction b. Our aging population c. Demographic influences d. Present health status of the aging population e. Health care and social services needs of an aging population f. The opportunity for social work practice g. Gerontological social work functions h. Intervention with an aging population i. Social work policy practice with an aging population j. Summary k. Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 12: Intervention with Pediatric Patients and their Families Introduction Child health in the United States Chronic health Mental health Developmental disabilities Accidental injury Pediatric care sites and social work practice Social work practice knowledge and skills Documentation Child maltreatment Professional values and ethics Practice challenges Practice opportunities Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 13: Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Disorders in Medical Patients: Implications for Health Care Social Work Practice Introduction Psychiatric care in health settings The social work role in behavioral health Substance abuse as a co-occurring disorder Integrating care Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 14: Supervision and Evaluation Introduction Importance of clinical supervision The historical context of supervision Definitions: Field education, supervision and consultation Theoretical foundations Supervision Competencies Supervision modalities Trends in supervision Ethical responsibilities of supervisors Performance evaluation Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 15: Cultural Competence in Health Care Social Work Introduction Defining cultural competence Specific considerations in culturally competent health care The gay, lesbian and transgendered population Culturally competent health care organizations Summary Key terms, concepts and exercises Chapter 16: Glimpses into the Future of Health Care and Social Work Practice Introduction On the health care policy horizon On the health care service delivery horizon On the health care social work practice horizon Envisioning the future... Key terms, concepts and exercises

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781483353203
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9781483353203
  • weight: 810
  • ISBN10: 1483353206

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